U.S. awards climate change grants to Palau

BY BERNADETTE H. CARREON

Palau Correspondent

KOROR, Palau — The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, launched two new projects on Sept. 20 to help communities in Micronesia and Palau be more prepared for the impacts of climate change.

Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund, USAID awarded a $492,810 grant to the Palau Conservation Society and the Hatohobei Organization for People and Empowerment, or HOPE.

The Palau Conservation Society will implement a project called Reviving Traditional Croplands to Improve Community Climate Resilience. This project will revive neglected taro patches and traditional soil conservation.

HOPE will . . .

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