Tonga fulfils another commitment to the Paris Agreement
On November 11th 2021, the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) on behalf of the Government of Tonga, submitted Tonga’s Low Emission Development Strategy 2021 – 2050 (LT-LEDS) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat.
Chasing Southeast Asia’s green future
Climateworks recently brought together an expert panel to discuss the outlook for ASEAN nations, given their key trading partners have all pledged to net-zero by mid-century.
Tongan culture and technical analysis come together for a stronger long-term low emissions strategy.
As the world prepares for the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties in Glasgow later this year, Tonga is finalising its long-term, low emissions development strategy.
Stakeholders finalise vision and sector pathways in the final stage of Tonga’s long-term low emissions development strategy
Climateworks, along with Global Green Growth Institute and Relative Creative, are supporting Tonga to develop its long-term low emissions strategy (LT-LEDS).
Leaders Summit on Climate: Nations step up commitments, but what does it mean for countries in our region?
Last week, United States President Joe Biden hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate. The President invited 40 leaders from around the world, including 17 countries from the US-led ‘Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate’ – responsible for close to 80 per cent of global emissions and gross domestic product. Other invitees included leaders from nations demonstrating strong climate leadership, those especially vulnerable to climate impacts, or those charting innovative pathways to a net-zero economy.
Tonga’s long-term low emissions development strategy enters the next phase of stakeholder workshops
Climateworks is partnering with Global Green Growth Institute and Relative Creative to develop a long-term low emissions development strategy for the Kingdom of Tonga.
New Zealand government supports the development of Tonga’s long-term low emissions development strategy
The New Zealand government has announced NZ$591,000 in funding for the project, led by the The Tonga Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communication (MEIDECC).
New guide supports decision-makers to unlock green growth and investment opportunities
Growing evidence shows, for countries to achieve low carbon growth, decision-makers must create investment environments that steer finance from ‘brown’ to ‘green’.
Growing ambition for net zero strategies
With support from European Climate Foundation and the 2050 Pathways Program, the Global Green Growth Institute and Climateworks Australia visited Tonga in August to conduct scoping for the development of Tonga’s Long Term – Low Emissions Development Strategy.
High level engagement in our Southeast Asia and Pacific programs
Our international team has recently launched a series of discussion papers on low carbon opportunities in Southeast Asia. Off the back of this launch, international project manager Dani Robertson spoke to Devex about building the case for a green economy.
Energy efficiency key priority for Asia Pacific
Energy efficiency continues to be a key policy concern for governments and an increasing focus for business throughout the Asia Pacific.