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Climate Change Week begins with tree-planting program

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 21/09/2020

The Climate Change Department of the MEIDECC Ministry yesterday marked Climate Change week with a prayer service at Basilica then onwards to today with a tree-planting program, as part of their program to be resilient to the impacts of climate change.

In attendance to mark this tree planting program was – Lady Tuna Fielakepa and the MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u were at Houma, Mango Tree Center, Alonga Center, Tonga Red Cross and other sites.

Also taking part and supporting the program was the Director of Tonga Trust – Papiloa Foliaki saying  that program is highly significant to Tonga considering the vulnerability to the impacts from climate change.

Meanwhile, members from the Alonga Center expressed their appreciation with the program carried especially with planting of breadfruit, sandalwood and olive tree among others.

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