An upcoming NCA rollout event in Hawaii is being led by the Pacific RISA and the Pacific Islands LCC. On May 6, President Obama will release the 3rd National Climate Assessment, the nation’s most comprehensive analysis of climate change impacts.
On the day of the release, East-West Center Research Fellow Victoria Keener will moderate this public briefing by lead authors of the Hawaii and Pacific region section of the assessment, along with other climate scientists. William Aila Jr., Director of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, will be giving opening remarks. The panel will examine regional highlights of the report, including Pacific island climate trends, challenges and adaptations, and the broader importance of the region with respect to such issues as climate security, environmental sustainability, public health, coastal adaptations and immigration.
- John Marra, Coastal Geology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Thomas Giambelluca, Climatology and Hydrology, University of Hawaii
- Deanna Spooner, Environmental Policy and Management, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
- Steve Miller, Endangered Species Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Maxine Burkett, Environmental Law, University of Hawaii
- Jeffrey Polovina, Ecosystems and Oceanography, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Region Highlights of the 3rd National Climate Assessment will take place on Tuesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hawaii time. at the East-West Center of the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center,Garden Level. 1777 East-West Rd., Honolulu. The event is open to the public and free of charge.