Education Minister pay tribute to students and groups

Nuku’alofa – June 7, 2019: 6pm (Enviro News): Students and community groups were praised by the Minister of Education and Training, Hon Penisimani Fifita, while presenting awards at the end of the 2019 Environment Week earlier this afternoon. Speaking at the King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Domestic Wharf Terminal in Ma’ufanga, Hon Penisimani said the efforts Read More …

OPINION: Time to join up work on climate change, ocean conservation and biodiversity loss

Pacific Ocean ecosystems and fisheries – and the people who depend on them – are particularly vulnerable to growing threats  By Tommy Remengesau Jr. & Robert Watson  Suva, Fiji – May 15, 2019: 3.30pm (REUTERS): On Wednesday, Pacific leaders are joining United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in Fiji to discuss climate change and what Read More …

Secondary schools going for the take!

Nuku’alofa – May 15, 2019: 3.55pm (Enviro News): Four high schools have qualified for semifinals of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of MEIDECCC Secondary Schools’ National Quiz competition here in Nuku’alofa. Students from Tonga High School, Queen Salote College, Liahona High School and Tupou College have been nominated by their respective schools to represent Read More …

Tonga negotiate key decisions on waste treaties

Nuku’alofa – May 13, 2019: 9.15am (Enviro News): Tonga was part of the negotiations on three key international waste treaties in Geneva in the past two weeks. Chief Environmentalist  with the Department of Environment, Mrs Mafiel’o Masi led negotiations for Tonga on Plastic Waste, Electronic Waste and Hazardous Chemicals at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Read More …

Communities critical says Manu

Suva, Fiji – May 2, 2019: 8.15am (Enviro News):Working with communities is critical to ensure that climate resilience and disaster risk reduction programs implemented are successful, a high-level Tongan government climate change advisor has warned. Manu Manuofetau, the European Union/‘The Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH’(EU/GIZ) In-Country Coordinator at the Tonga Climate Change department, stressed the Read More …