Japan and UN Environment announce new efforts to prevent mercury tragedy

Bangkok, THAILAND: July 10, 2019 – 9.25AM (UNEP): Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme today announced a new project to protect the environment and human health from adverse impacts of mercury. Up to $3 million will be allotted to the project, which will help establish a regional mercury monitoring laboratory Read More …

TONGA’S SIALE IS PIANGO NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nuku’alofa – July 2, 2019: 11.05am (Enviro News/PIANGO): Tonga’s Emeline Siale Ilolahia has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO). Ms. Ilolahia was formerly Executive Director of the Civil Society Organisation Forum of Tonga (CSFOT) and a key player in partnering with the Department of Environment. A Read More …

System reforms must be demand driven, not supply driven

Sigatoka, Fiji – June 26, 2019: 5pm (Enviro News) – Pacific Island countries should reform their Public Finance Management Systems (PFMS) for their own good and not just to meet requirements to access Climate Financing only, the Regional Climate and Disaster Risk Finance Forum in Sigatoka, Fiji heard this morning. Cook Islands’ Chief Executive Officer at Read More …

Environment media officer picked for Japan Fellowship

2019 APIC Japan Journalism Fellows Announced Tokyo, Japan – June 20, 2019: 1.45pm (APIC/Enviro News): Tonga’s Department of Environment’s Communication and Information Officer Iliesa Tora is among four senior journalists from the Caribbean and Pacific and two students from Tokyo-area universities selected as APIC Japan Journalism Fellows for 2019. The Association for Promotion of International Read More …

Taking the fight to the frontline: Island states unite to end pollution

Washington, USA – June 20, 2019: 11.10am (GEF): Twenty-seven Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have come together in a bid to manage and eliminate toxic chemicals and waste in some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems under a new initiative announced last week in Washington DC. Backed by US$61 million in funding from the Global Read More …