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 […]

Data reporting assistance for Environment Staff

Nuku’alofa – March 8, 2021: 10.10am (Enviro News): The Director, management and staff of the Environment Department here in Nuku’alofa went through a training on Indicator Reporting Tool on Thursday, February 25. This was conducted by the Tonga Inform Project consultant, Mr Siosiua Latu. Director Mrs Atelaite Lupe Matoto opened the training with comments and […]

Pacific voices heard at the UN Biodiversity Convention virtual informal session

Suva, FIJI – February 23, 2021: 10.30am: (SPREP) – A virtual informal session provided 2000 pre-registered participants the opportunity to exchange opinions on key items for the formal 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) scheduled for later this year.  The informal […]

More depressions expected before April ends

Nuku’alofa – February 3, 2021: 2.55pm (Enviro News): Tonga should be expecting more tropical depressions before the tropical cyclone season comes to an end in April. Director Meteorology Ofa Fa’anunu made the comments while updating the National Emergency Management Committee at NEMO Office in Nuku’alofa on Tuesday. He said one depression is expected to form […]