Tonga commemorates World Ocean’s Day, 8 June 2021

Nuku’alofa – June 9, 2021: 10am (Enviro News): Tonga has completed the processes towards achieving its 30 percent (%) Marine Protected Area target that the government had committed to at the 2017 United Nations Ocean Conference. And the Minister for Environment (MEIDECC), Hon. Poasi Tei launched “Tonga’s Marine Atlas” to commemorate World Ocean’s Day, as […]

Restoration time is now

Nuku’alofa- June 9, 2021: 9.30am (Enviro News): We must take deliberate steps to move from crisis to healing and in so doing, recognize that the restoration of nature Is imperative to the livelihoods and well-being of our people. That was the message from the Minister for Environment (MEIDECC), Hon Poasi Tei during the Fanga’uta Lagoon […]

Island chicken coop projects completed

Nuku’alofa – May 25, 2021: 2.10pm (Enviro News): Some island communities in Vava’u now have chicken coops to help them with their food sources and income generating projects. This has been made possible through funding from the Strengthening Protected Area Management (SPAM) program and supported by the Vava’u Environmental Protection Association. Islands and Oceans Ecosystem […]

Schools’ quiz competition now on

Nuku’alofa – May 5, 2021: 9.20am (Enviro News): The 2021 National Environment Week Quiz Competition started on Tuesday, May 4 with the first four schools taking part in a recorded program at the Radio and Television Tonga studio in Fasi. On hand to open the competition for the evening were Tupou High School and Lavengamalie […]

Pacific Youth lead the conversation on World Tuna Day

HONIARA, Solomons/NOUMEA, New Caledonia – May 3, 2021: 11.15am ( FFA Media): Amplifying the voices of young Pacific people and addressing their questions and concerns is at the heart of the Teen Tuna Tok campaign,  launched last week to mark World Tuna Day, which was Sunday, May 2. The social media campaign, a joint initiative from […]

Chinese Embassy assists Environment Week program

Nuku’alofa – April 6, 2021: 3.20pm (Enviro News): Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, His Excellency Ciao Xiaolin this morning handed over a cheque for $5600 pa’anga to assist the 2021 Environment Week celebrations. Ministry of MEIDECC Chief Executive Officer Paula Ma’u was on hand to receive the assistance. He was accompanied by Director of Environment Mrs […]

Cuba gets US$23.9 million grant from Green Climate Fund for coastal resilience project

UNDP-supported ‘Mi Costa’ project will build climate resilience for over 440,000 Cubans through nature-based approaches Songdo, Korea – March 19, 2021: 12.35pm (UNDP): The Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved today US$23.9 million in finance for a coastal resilience project along Cuba’s southern coastline. GCF financing will be provided during the project’s first 8 years and […]

Waste survey is on

Nuku’alofa – March 18, 2021: 10.20am (Enviro News): The World Bank funded waste survey is now being carried out here on Tongatapu this week. Teams from the Environment Department and the Waste Authority here on Nuku’alofa had started on this important survey last week, with plans to complete that by this weekend. The survey involves […]

Town officers discuss Fanga’uta issues

Nuku’alofa – March 18, 2021: 10am (Enviro News): Town officers from around the Fanga’uta Lagoon Catchment Area here on Tongatapu met at the Ministry of MEIDECC’s conference room on Wednesday, March 17 to discuss issues relating to the management of the lagoon. Chaired by Manase Vaoahi from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the meeting discussed […]