His Majesty King Tupou VI is a true champion for sustainable energy.  He is the key driver for his country’s transformation to an economy that is driven by renewable energy and energy efficiency. While visiting a joint Department of Energy and PCREEE display at the Ha’apai Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism Trade Show at Pangai on 23rd June, he emphasized to staff of their duty to look after the welfare and livelihoods of the people in the outer islands and remote communities.

30th May, 2018 Nuku’alofa, Tonga -- In its continuous effort to improve energy efficiency in the maritime transport sector, the Pacific Community’s Green Pacific Port Initiative is supporting member countries to make its port facilities “greener”. 

The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) was represented by its Private Sector Expert (Mr Peceli Nakavulevu) in the recent International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – UNDP – GEF Assistance Project “Capacity Building Seminar on Low Emissions Aviation Measures” where he contributed in presenting a paper on Renewable Energy Development in the region. The Seminar was held in Fiji on from 23– 24 May 2018.

The Vienna Energy Forum 2018 Special Session took place from 14-16 May 2018 at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria. Organized under the auspices of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA), the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), the Forum gathered over 430 leaders from governments, civil society, international organizations and the private sector.

The Special Session of the 2018 Vienna Energy Forum convened on Monday, 14 May, in plenary session and high-level roundtables with the participation of over 430 attendees. The Special Session breaks the bi-annual cycle of the Forum in order to provide feedback on SDG 7 (energy) to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)


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