Islands in the Pacific, we’re a paradise in peril. We are not responsible for this, but we are already the first one to feel the brunt of climate change.
H.E. Tommy E. Remegesau Jr. President, Palau
H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. is a Palauan politician and the current President of Palau. During his administration, Palau has become a leader amongst the international community with its environmental initiatives, such as the Micronesian Challenge and its cooperation with South Pacific Nations in advocating awareness of Global Warming and its effects in the South Pacific Region. In 2014, the United Nations Environmental Programme awarded Remengesau with its top accolade.