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Tree planting program continues to Ha’apai

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 23/07/2019

The Tree planting project of the Climate Change Department continues to the island of Ha’apai this week with the aim of getting people involved with climate change awareness programs.

The Department is informing and educating the communities on the importance of planting trees and to ensure partnership to take actions against the negative effects of climate change in Tonga.

A press release from the Department stated that the people on the island are experiencing daily the negative impacts of climate change such as sea level rising and soil erosion.

The team from Tongatapu will continue their awareness program to the schools and communities in Ha’apai with the theme Increase Climate Action to Save Tonga”.

Tonga is identified as one of the most vulnerable countries to the negative impacts of climate change.

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