Island countries in the Pacific face very specific challenges when it comes to energy security. With a limited supply of domestic fossil fuels, they have historically depended on imported fuels like diesel for their electricity production and transportation. Add the region’s remoteness and size to that scenario and the result is little access to electricity, high energy prices and global warming.

18 September 2018 Nuku’alofa, Tonga – Biogas generation using agriculture and animal products has promising potential for Tonga and the Pacific Islands, if pursued through a well-defined circular economy strategy.  This was the conclusion of a 4 day visit jointly organised by the Pacific Community’s Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) and the Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) of the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany earlier in September.

TONGA’S unwavering commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal’s agenda remains steadfast.

The Legislative Assembly of Tonga continues to uphold SDG Goal 7 for affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy as a key catalyst to sustain economic growth.

The Speaker of Parliament Lord Fakafanua revealed this during his address at the 2nd World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development in Indonesia on Wednesday September 12th.

TONGA 14th September, 2018 - His Majesty King Tupou VI marked the beginning of the work on Tonga’s largest wind farm project worth over 40 million pa’anga in a ground breaking ceremony this morning at Niutoua Village.

Dubbed as the 1.3 MW Wind Power System, the project is part of Japan’s grant aid to Tonga. The new system once completed is expected to cover approximately 8 percent of Tonga’s electricity supply.

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The Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC) was featured in the 2nd series of the publication "Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development".

As part of the 40th anniversary of the International Day for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations drew together on Wednesday, more than 100 best-practices developed in the countries of the global south, which embody the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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