Reducing the release of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Pacific region
On 24 July 2015, representatives from 13 Pacific island countries joined staff from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to attend the second Project Steering Committee Meeting of the Pacific POPs Release Reduction Project in Suva, Fiji.The project, funded through the Global Environment Facility - ... More detail
Samoa influences regional weather declaration
Ms. Faumuina Felolini Tafuna’I writing for the Samoa Observer
July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga – Samoa’s call for a regional weather and climate declaration to include international frameworks on sustainable development has been answered.
Specifically, Samoa wanted the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) included in the Nuku’alofa Ministerial Decl... More detail
Nauru supports Nuku’alofa Declaration on Sustainable Weather and Climate
By Mr. Ueretan Bauro, Te Uekera newspaper, Kiribati
21 July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - Nauru has given its full support for the outcomes of the First Pacific Ministers Meeting on Meteorology and the Nuku’alofa Declaration for Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific.
Minister Aaron Cook (pictured above) is attending the fir... More detail
Met services need to enhance role to combat drought
By Duane Mar of USP Journalism School and paper Wansolwara
24 July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - Meteorological services need to enhance their role to combat severe drought effects, according to Chair of the Pacific Meteorological Council Mr. Ofa Fa'anunu.
Speaking at the first Pacific Ministerial Meet on Meteorology (PMMM), Mr. Fa'anunu said national governments should ... More detail
Support still needed for early warning systems
By Ms. Heather Maraki of Capitol 107 FM, Vanuatu
24 July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - Vanuatu's Climate Change Minister today called on development partners to continue to support the multi hazard early warning systems set up nationally, and around the Pacific region.
Commenting on the Multi-Hazards Early Warning System, Minister Thomas Laken highlighted the progress... More detail
First Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology Starts
By Mr. Gregory Moses – NBC News PNG
24 July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - The first Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology was officially opened by Tonga’s Crown Prince His Royal Highness Tupouto’a Ulukalala, in the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa earlier today.
This meeting is being attended by various Ministers’ from around the Pacific and Meteorological Services ... More detail
New WMO and SPREP partnership to help enhance Pacific Meteorological Services
24 July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - The World Meteorological Organization and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme formalised an agreement in Tonga today. The PacificMet Desk Partnership will manage and implement a programme of actions over a two year period to help ensure capacities and mechanisms for climate services production and delivery are in pl... More detail