Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries: Climate Risk Profile for Palau

Date: August 2008
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Document Type: Technical Assistance Consultant's Reports

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This climate risk profile (CRP) is based on observed sea level data for Malakal, Palau (Latitude 7 20 N; Longitude 134 21 E), and observed rainfall and air temperature data for Koror, Palau (Latitude 7 22 N; Longitude 134 32 E). While data for Malakal and Koror clearly cannot characterize the climate conditions for all of Palau, they do provide a general indication of current climate risks facing the country. The CRP can be extended by analyzing data from other locations in Palau. Future changes in climate are based on the output of global climate models (GCMs), and are for a 3.75 by 3.75 degree (approximately) grid square centered on Palau. The climate projections are therefore more reflective of changes for a larger area than just Malakal and Koror. This Climate Risk Profile for Palau was prepared under ADB regional technical assistance on Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries.