Minister for Environment, Lands, and Agricultural Development Martin Tofinga of Kiribati

Mr Takesy says Martin Tofinga had championed Kiribati’s introduction of an innovative funding system that had overcome considerable barriers to recycling faced by small, isolated Pacific islands.
Martin Tofinga is a truly an environmental leader, innovator, and champion whom SPREP and all of its member countries could learn from, he says.
Tofinga was a hard-working and most media-friendly minister in the Tong cabinet.