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Australia supports tree planting efforts in 'Eua

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

People with plants
HE Erin Gleeson (front-left) with others at 'Eua, commencing the Government's tree planting activities. 18 September 2023. Photo: Australia in Tonga.

A tree planting project at ‘Eua, began yesterday 18 September, led by the government and supported by Australian diplomats in Tonga.

The Acting High Commissioner Erin Gleeson and DFAT Senior Officer, Runte Likiafu joined Hon. Dr Taniela Fusimalohi and government representatives in ‘Eua for the activities.

The Australia-in-Tonga Facebook page stated that Australia recognised climate change as the greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and wellbeing of their closest neighbours.

“We are proud to support the Government of Tonga’s actions to address climate change,” they said.