MEIDECC

Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)

The Ministry of Information and Communications is the Government of Tonga's new engine for transition into a more connected and empowered society between its citizens and government, thus promoting a more accountable and transparent Government.

The Ministry is the main regulating body for all communication services, and has the role of lead communicator for government information in creating awareness of government policies, programs and activities.

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Hon. Siaosi 'Ofakivahafolau Sovaleni -  Minister for MEIDECC

Mr. Paula Pouvalu Ma'u - CEO for MEIDECC

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Head Office: Level 2 O.G Sanft Building, Corner of Taufa'ahau Road and Wellington Road, Nuku'alofa, TONGA

For more information please contact us on Tel: (676) 28-170 Fax: (676) 24-861 or send us an email with your queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



ICTs must be part of the climate solution brokered in Copenhagen

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30th October, 2009.

Information and communication technology is the single most powerful tool humankind has at its disposal to avoid potential climate catastrophe, says ITU Geneva, 29 October 2009 - In the lead up to the Barcelona Climate Change Talks (2-6 November), which will produce the draft text to be considered at the UN's COP 15 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December, ITU is stressing the critical importance of including information and communication technologies (ICTs) as part of the solution. Specific mention of the critical role of ICTs in the Copenhagen draft Agreement will help commit policy makers around the world to seek technical solutions to reducing GHG emissions.

A recent study (1) estimated that more effective use of ICTs could help reduce total global emissions by 15% by 2020, representing carbon savings five times higher than the estimated emissions for the whole ICT sector in 2020.
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), of which ITU is a part, estimates that these reductions could deliver energy efficiency savings to global businesses of over EUR 500 billion.

1) GeSI Smart 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age. For full text see:
http://www.itu.int/newsroom/press_releases/2009/NP09.html

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