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Climate Change Awareness Program Concludes Today

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 22/09/2017

 

The Hon. Minister for MEIDECC, Poasi Tei, at this mornings Climate Change Awareness exhibition emphasized on the theme “Climate Change is here. Lets Act Now!”.

 

The minister raised concerns over the increasing impacts of climate change in our country, evident in rising temperature, stronger cyclones, coastal erosion, and flooding in heavy rain. He further urged the nation to work together because all the inter-related sectors are affected by climate change and only by working together can this issue be resolved.

 

The Minister also praised the current projects of the Department of Climate Change in working on developing Tonga to become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

 

The exhibition this morning included displays from several schools and groups from all around Tonga. Including a plants display from Langafonua ‘a Fefine Tonga Center, and several drama performances from schools and other groups.

 

This concludes the 3-day program Climate Change Awareness program for 2017 however the department of climate change continues the work in battling climate change.

 

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