Tag Archives | environment

By the River of Babaylon

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: Melino Maka. Overnight Dear Leader seemed to have developed a headache.  One minute he was in Tonga building the river of Babylon on a swampland reclaimed by toxic rubbish like asbestos.  The next he was in New Zealand wailing cry me a river. In Auckland on Monday 15th May, […]

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Fusitu’a on climate change

Photograph: Ambassador Amina Mohamed. Lord Fusitu’a at the podium for The Commonwealth panel on migration, a side-event on September 18th 2016 to the United Nations General Assembly. Is there a Tongan parliamentarian in New York to reflect on climate dialogues at the 71st United Nations General Assembly as proceedings unfold?  Fortunately we do have someone […]

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Lord Nuku stands on an eroding seawall fronting his village foreshore in Kolonga, Hahake District.  Photograph Credit: Teena Brown.

PACS802 Political Climate Change in the Pacific

A postgraduate level 8 course worth 15 points, PACS802 Political Climate Change in the Pacific runs for 12 weeks in Semester II of 2016 in the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology City Campus.   Purpose This paper explores how national, regional and international politics shape the language and relationships […]

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Tonga appreciates CTCN technical assistance

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications of Tonga expressed the appreciation to the CTCN assistance in the development of Tonga Energy Efficiency Master Plan. The response planning team will start the work shortly. “The proposed assistance of the CTCN is of significant importance to the […]

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