This report is one in a series of reports aimed at assessing the state of knowledge about climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands and the Hawaiian archipelago for decision-makers seeking to better understand how climate variability and change impact the Pacific Islands region and its peoples.
This series represents the latest assessment in a sustained process of information exchange among scientists, businesses, governments, and communities in the Pacific Islands region that began in 2012.
Climate change is expected to disrupt many aspects of life in Palau. Those who are already vulnerable—including children, the elderly, low-income families, and individuals with disabilities—are at greater risk from extreme weather and climate events.
Find here some of the key issues highlighted in the report for managers and policymakers :
- Increasing air temperatures;
- Coral reef bleaching and loss;
- Sea level rise;
- Changing rainfall patterns;
- More extreme rainfall and flooding;
- Risks to freshwater.