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Tuesday 15 August 2017

Honiara, Solomon Islands
In the Pacific region many of the natural disasters experienced are related to water and climate, Hon. Samuel Manetoali told the opening meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council on August 14 in the Solomon Islands, saying "We are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change... and climate variability". By Linny Folau in Honiara.
Friday 11 August 2017

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Pacific journalists are in Honiara this week for a Pacific Islands Media and Meteorological Services Training in preparation for two important regional climate and weather meetings next week.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host a regional "Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference" to discuss whale conservation in the Pacific.The three day event will run from April 4-6, to be attended by delegates from around the Pacific as well as conservationists.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016
Apia, Samoa
Multi-million grants for three new projects have been approved by the Green Climate Fund for Pacific Islands, including Tonga, to assist with the impact of climate change.
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Friday 16 December 2016

Cancun Mexico
Tonga is among Pacific Islands countries that have identified important marine areas that are ecologically or biologically significant, and Vava'u is one area that has sites that need protecting. “There is an urgent need for follow-up activities to manage and mitigate threats on 22 sites identified as priorities. Seven of these sites are awaiting to be gazetted as conservation areas, with different levels of protection,” said Tonga's representative at the global biodiversity conference (CBD COP13) in Cancun, Mexico this week.
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Friday 23 September 2016

Apia, Samoa
Stronger guidelines to assess the impact of development on the environment in the Pacific have just been released by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
The new Pacific Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change project (PEBACC) has set up an office in Suva, Fiji.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Apia, Samoa
Pacific people are urged to be part of the Wave for Change social media campaign and commit to activities to protect the ocean from threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and overfishing as part of World Oceans Day today, 8 June. SPREP says the ocean needs to be protected from threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and overfishing as it plays a vital role covering 98% of the Pacific region that consists of only 2% of land area.
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Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to remove invasive rats from two Tongan islands, Malinoa and Motutapu, is proving to be successful with signs that native plants are recovering along with bird life and marine animals. Other islands of Fangasito and Luahiapo in the Vava'u Island Group are now being included in the programme.
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Tuesday 10 May 2016

Noumea, New Caledonia
Raising awareness to protect Pacific whales in the face of emerging threats is part of a regional campaign ‘Protect Pacific Whales’ recently launched by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
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Wednesday 6 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Whistler, the endemic Hengahenga and other native bird species have increased in population on Mt Talau in Vava’u over the past year due to projects implemented to battle invasive species including rats.
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Friday 26 February 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
The impending effect of climate change in the Pacific has initiated a partnership between the Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on 18 February 2016.
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Monday 30 November 2015
Paris, France
Ten Pacific leaders are on the official batting order to address the world when the final rounds of negotiations for a new agreement on climate change opens in Paris today. They are from Kiribati, Marshall islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Tuvalu, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Cook Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea.
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Monday 19 October 2015

Apia, Samoa
Kiribati hosts Pacific Island representatives to discuss hazard waste management this week, October 19-22 as part of the PacWaste project.
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Wednesday 23 September 2015

Apia, Samoa
Kosi Latu is the new Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and will take up new role in January 2016.
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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Newly released Pacific Hazardous Waste survey reports have identified the risk of asbestos materials to health in 13 Pacific Island countries, including Tonga. Fibres can travel to the lungs and result in asbestosis, mesothelioma and other lung cancers, stated PacWaste.
Wednesday 15 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of 14 Pacific Island countries that is expected to benefit from a new project aimed to provide nationally tailored information on seasonal climate prediction and improve climate services. The three year project was launched in Nuku'alofa this week.
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Wednesday 20 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and communicating weather, climate and disaster response information in a manner communities understand, is the focus of a three day workshop that opened at the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) in Vaololoa this morning.
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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been accredited to the Green Climate Fund as a Regional Implementing Entity, one of the first to be approved.
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Wednesday 12 November 2014
Talihau, Vava'u.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project is currently underway in Vava‘u to restore Talihau Beach and protect it from erosion. The beach is about 100-metres long, located on the small Vava’u Island of ‘Utungake at the entrance of Neiafu’s harbour.
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