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“SIDS4Site Event: Advancing the Blue Economy through Marine Spatial Planning”

30 May 2024

Antigua and Barbuda , 27th May, 2024:-The Honourable Minister for Trade & Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Hon.Dr. Viliami Uasike Latu, emphasized Tonga’s dedication to preserving a healthy ocean and promoting sustainable community well-being.

Tonga has made significant progress in meeting marine conservation targets, in line with global agreements such as the Global Biodiversity Framework and the Paris Agreement.

Tonga’s proactive initiatives, including Ocean7 and the National Blue Economy Strategy, signify a commitment to a more sustainable future.

Tonga aims to spearhead climate change mitigation by signing the High Seas Treaty and bolstering maritime sustainability.

The emphasis on Ocean Accounting and Marine Spatial Planning demonstrates Tonga’s comprehensive approach to balancing economic, social, and environmental considerations.


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