The main purpose of the Climate Resilient Marine Spatial Planning project is to support the Republic of Palau government and other Pacific Island countries in developing marine spatial plans (MSP) informed by the best scientific information available, including climate change scenarios, paving the way to a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient ocean-based economic development.

 The Climate Resilient MSP project uses a phased approach to build a solid foundation for MSP work in Palau, to advance the MSP process while building the capacity of stakeholders in Palau, in Micronesia and the Pacific. This project is also an opportunity to improve regional coordination for inclusive country-driven MSP processes using scientifically robust climate scenarios and information. Multiple partners, including government bodies, international organisations, academia, civil society organisations, private businesses and institutions, and traditional leaders will be called upon to contribute to project activities.