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 …

Environment team saddened by Sam’s passing

Nuku’alofa – April 25, 2019: 3.25pm (Enviro News): The Director of Environment, Mrs Lupe Matoto this afternoon expressed shock and sadness after hearing of the sudden loss of Environment advocate and Ocean champion Sam Tatafu earlier today. The late Sam Tatafu worked with the Department as a partner in marine activities. His body was recovered earlier today after a sea Read More …

Fiji’s Environment Department cancels EIA permit for developer

Suva, Fiji – April 16, 2019: 11.45am (FBC NEWS): Fiji’s Environment Ministry warns that they will continue to take action against developers who will not comply with the law. The warning came after Freesoul Real Estate Development Limited which was carrying out a resort development in Malolo Island, was ordered to rectify the breaches identified Read More …