The following activities are being supported under the European Union funded GCCA: PSIS project in Palau.
Climate change adaptation project
The ‘Addressing water sector climate change vulnerabilities in the outlying island states of Palau’ project is improving water infrastructure in Palau’s five outlying island States – Angaur, Hatohobei, Kayangel, Sonsorol and Peleliu. Rainwater catchment systems in Hatohobei and Sonsorol are being repaired and replaced, and groundwater pumping and distribution systems will be upgraded in the other three states.
The project is also conducting hydrological assessments; expanding water systems monitoring and maintenance regimes; and providing water conservation education.
- Concept Note
- Project Design Document
- Project Planning Workshop
- Summary Information Sheet
- Climate Change Profile
Technical assistance with mainstreaming of climate change and improving access to climate finance
In Palau, the GCCA: PSIS project has supported:
- The National Development Bank of Palau to design, promote and trial a water conservation incentives programme. The programme is being modelled on a successful energy efficiency subsidy programme (see background paper on the programme and report on the final outputs).
- The development of a national climate change policy framework against which strategic and prioritised actions can be taken to build Palau’s resilience to climate change. The Palau Climate Change Policy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Low Emissions Development was finalised in 2015. This includes a prioritised action plan covering ten sectors for implementation over the next five years.
- An assessment of the extent to which climate change has been mainstreamed into national and sectoral policies and plans (see a summary of the assessment).
Training and capacity building
As part of the GCCA: PSIS project, several kinds of training have been delivered in Palau:
- Proposal preparation and log frame analysis – March 2014 (see the workshop report, impact evaluation and learner’s guide) and April 2015 (see the workshop report, impact evaluation and learner’s guide).
- Sub-regional North Pacific training on utilising the Pacific Climate Change Portal – February 2013 (see the workshop report).
- Sub-regional North Pacific climate change and the media training – October 2012 (see the workshop report).
- A south-south exchange between Tonga and Palau on coastal protection measure (see workshop report and media release).
- National Lessons Learnt Workshop – December 2015 (see workshop report)
- See lessons learnt video produced as part of a series of nine country-specific climate change adaptation videos in 2015: