Pacific Islands Focus Of Honolulu Climate Change Conference

Hawaii is making waves with a three-day conference on climate change in the Pacific Islands hosted by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Center for Pacific Island Studies. The conference, entitled “Waves of Change: Climate Change in the Pacific Islands and Implications for Hawaii,” is free to the public.

The Associated Press reports:

Participants are representing a broad range of places including the Solomon Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Hawaii. The three-day conference at the University of Hawaii, Manoa began Thursday and lasts through Saturday.

The discussions are exploring the environmental, social, cultural, political, economic and legal impacts of climate change.

Our own Joe Rubin interviewed John Marra, a featured speaker at the conference and the Honolulu-based climate services director for NOAA and the East-West Center. You can check out that video here. It’s a discussion on the potential impacts of climate change in Hawaii that’s well worth a watch.

Photo credit Flickr: USFWS Headquarters.

Alice Terry

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