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Yearbook 2007

Palau. In October, President Tommy E. Remengesau urged the nation to take active action to reduce the effects of climate change. His appeal came after he and Palau's other top politicians had seen US former Vice President Al Gores mentioned the climate film An Inconvenient Truth on a Special Screening.

2007 Palau

According to CountryAAH, Remengesau specifically addressed congressmen and urged them to participate in environmental work, in particular through the so-called The Micronesia Challenge, which the president himself initiated in 2005. Through the initiative, Remengesau challenges leaders in neighboring Micronesia Federation, Marshall Islands and the US territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. work with Palau to protect the environment. The goal is to preserve 30 percent of the coastal marine environment and 20 percent of the island nations forests by 2020.

A proposal for a new law to strengthen the Palau majority language was passed in May by the Senate. The idea is to protect the palau from too much involvement of English, which is popular with young people and is also the country's official language as well as the palau. The law would also be approved by the House of Representatives before it could take effect.

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