American Samoa steps up to build climate resilience

Pago Pago, American Samoa – February 6, 2019: 12.10pm (SPREP):The very first three-day “Enhancing Climate Resilience through Community Awareness” summit to help build the resilience of people and communities in American Samoa opened today.  Organised in partnership by the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the summit aims to help people Read More …

More access to social services through the ‘REACH’ Mobile Service Delivery

Nuku’alofa – February 5, 2019: 4.20pm (UNDP): Social support services for women, men and families provided by the government and civil society organizations (CSOs) will become more accessible for Tongan citizens, through a new mobile service delivery initiative launched today. People living in remote, rural and maritime communities in Tonga will soon have better access Read More …

Coastline monitoring to be piloted in Tonga too

Nuku’alofa – February 4, 2019: 2.10pm (Enviro News): The CoastSnap coastline monitoring project will also be piloted in Tonga soon. The Department of Environment’s National Communication Officer, Iliesa Tora, attended the firstever ‘GEF Large Marine Eco-system: Learning Exchange and Resource Network (LME:LEARN) Twinning Workshop in Suva last week. The workshop was on “Community-based coastal monitoring Read More …

Environment team part of MEIDECC planning retreat

Nuku’alofa – January 18, 2019: 9.20am (Enviro News): The Department of Environment was part of the Ministry of MEIDECC’s annual planning retreat at the Liku’alofa Beach Resort in Kanokupolu yesterday – January 17. Led by Director Atelaite Lupe Matoto, the Environment team, joined other ministerial staff from Corporate Division, Energy, Climate Change, Meteorology, Information and Read More …