Thursday, 6 December 2012

Palau at the UN Climate Talks in Doha


Halitesh Datt, Fiji TV in Doha, Qatar
Interview with Mr. Joseph Aitaro,  National Coordinator, Palau Protected Areas Network

So far we have heard how climate change has been posing a long and short term threats to countries around the world especially Pacific.
  
However climate change is now a major threat to Palau's leading income earner, the tourism industry.

With a population of just over 20 thousand people, Palau is now facing unpredictable weather patterns, coastal erosion, damage to its natural beauty as well as food security issues.




The United Nations Environment Programme has now stepped in to provide Palau monitoring and technical support.

Palau is also hoping that the second commitment period by the world leaders  would bear some positive results.



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