The process to develop the Palau Climate Change Policy and Action Plan for climate and disaster resilient low emission development, is gaining momentum and overwhelming support after being tabled at two meetings in March 2015.
10 April 2015 - What is the true cost of a disaster in human and economic terms? Once we know, what can we do to support the recovery of affected people? These are the questions to be considered next week by a group of 25 participants as they complete Palau’s first national training course in Post Disaster Needs Assessment, as part of Palau’s preparations for the forthcoming typhoon season.
The first Palau-Tonga exchange to share lessons learnt about coastal protection measures began this week.
The exchange involves a seven-member delegation of legislators and government officials from the Republic of Palau, including densely populated Koror State, visiting Tonga to learn about methods to enhance the resilience to climate change of coastal communities in eastern Tongatapu.
Palau’s work in marine conservation and protected areas is part of building the country’s resilience to climate change and addressing food security said the President of Palau, His Excellency Tommy Remengesau Jr, at a meeting on Palau’s Climate Change Policy Framework (PCCPF).
Participants from Palau Government departments, Palau Red Cross and the media attended training last week on establishing and managing Emergency Operations Centers.
15 May 2014, Secretariat of Pacific Community, Suva Fiji - The Cook Islands, Palau and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have achieved key national governance and resilience planning milestones. This achievement affords these countries a strategic perspective on priorities to address disaster-related risks under the European Union-funded project EDF 10 ACP EU: Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific.
Wednesday 21 August 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji
Water sector infrastructure in Palau will receive a significant boost thanks to the regional Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (GCCA: PSIS) project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and executed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).