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Status of the Environment in the Republic of Palau

dc.contributor.authorPalau Conservation Society
dc.descriptionPalau is blessed with a wealth of natural resources. We enjoy clean air, clean water, abundant marine life, and healthy, productive reefs. Our stunning Rock Islands and majestic dive sites continue to draw admiration from around the world. But Palau’s wealth is not just found in its natural resources. Palau has also been blessed with a wealth of human resources and technical capabilities. The population of Palau is well educated and highly talented, and makes use of the most advanced computer and development techniques on a daily basis. Weaving these sources of natural and human wealth together is perhaps the most important resource of all: our traditions. Palauans maintain strong cultural ties to their land, their waters, and their history, and with these ties we strive to preserve and conserve all of our precious resources. This is not to say that Palau does not have its problems and pressures. Development pressure is strong and driven largely by economic motives. Balancing the benefits of development with the dangers of exploitation continues to be a challenge, but a challenge that Palauans are meeting head on.
dc.publisherBelhaim Sakuma -Executive Director - Palau Conservation Society
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subject climate change adaptation
dc.subject climate change mitigation
dc.subject climate protection
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.subjectcoast protection
dc.subjectcoastal environment
dc.subjectmarine ecosystem
dc.subjectmarine environment
dc.subjectmarine pollution
dc.subjectisland ecosystem
dc.subjectfreshwater conservation
dc.subjectfreshwater monitoring
dc.subjectfreshwater resource
dc.subjectfreshwater degradation
dc.subjectsea resource
dc.subjectsea water protection
dc.subjectland management and planning
dc.subjectenergy management
dc.subjectenergy efficiency
dc.subjectwater management
dc.subjectwater resources management
dc.subjectwaste management
dc.subjectforest management
dc.subjectforest resource
dc.subjectinternational agreement
dc.subjectsustainable development
dc.subjectSmall Island Developing States (SIDS)
dc.subjectnatural resource
dc.subjectresource conservation
dc.subjectresources management
dc.subjectenvironmental assessment
dc.subjectpollution control
dc.subjectpollution cost
dc.subjectwater pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental conservation
dc.subjectenvironmental impact
dc.subjectenvironmental impact assessment
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.subjectenvironmental pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental management
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.subject.classificationEnvironment Under Review
dc.titleStatus of the Environment in the Republic of Palau
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 8 - Good Jobs and Economic Growth

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