Taholo is based in Suva, Fiji and has led organisations, developmental coalitions and various initiatives across the region. Taholo was part of Fiji’s COP23 team as Special Representative for the Ocean from 2017 - 2020, where he
was responsible for creating a dialogue for the Ocean within the UNFCCC. He was also Sherpa for the Fiji PM on the High Level Panel for Ocean and co-chair of the Pacific Blue Shipping Partnership. He is a senior Advisor to Nia Tero in developing the Pasifika Programme, Advisor to the Blue Prosperity Coalition and worked 10 years as inaugural head of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania office, where he established a strong regional programme in conservation, sustainable development and high-level policy frameworks. More importantly - a family man, with wife and 2 daughters and likes to spend time in the backyard gardening.