25 May 2017

Guam considers climate policy council

8:25 pm on 25 May 2017

Guam is considering legislation to create a climate change council tasked with proposing environmental policy.

According to Pacific Daily News, the legislature yesterday discussed a bill that would establish the Guam Council on Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency.

The group, which would be comprised of nine members, would act as a policy recommending body for the Legislature.

High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall.

High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall. Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson

The author of the bill, Speaker Benjamin Cruz, said the Council would formulate ideas on how departments and agencies dealt with climate change impacts.

It would work in tandem with the Climate Change Advisory Committee and Guam Climate Change Task Force established by Governor Eddie Calvo in 2015.

Senators will vote on the measure at the end of the week when the session is concluded.

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