Fanga’uta Committee discuss possibilities

Nuku’alofa – March 8, 2019: 10.45am (Enviro News): The Fanga’uta Lagoon Community Management Committee discussed funding possibilities and options to help their different communities at the first meeting of 2019. Held at the Bahai Faith hall in Kolofo’ou on Thursday, March 7 the meeting heard of funding opportunities available through the Civil Society Forum of Read More …

Tonga signs on to improve hazardous waste management

Nuku’alofa – March 7, 2019: 2.30pm (Enviro News): The Kingdom of Tonga became the 5th country in the Pacific Region to endorse the ‘Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States (ISLANDS)’ Project during the ISLANDS regional consultation workshop held in Nadi, Fiji last week. Representing Tonga to the signing ceremony was Read More …

MSP Team brief Tongatapu District Officers

Nuku’alofa – February 6, 2019: 2.10pm (Enviro News): District Officers from around Tongatapu were today briefed on the Marine Spatial Planning and the process that is currently being followed. Members of the MSP – Tonga Ocean 7 team briefed the officers at the Department of Environment’s conference room. Ministry of Environment’s Chief Executive Officer Paula Read More …

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 …