State commission adopts recommendations on impacts of climate change sea level rise

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(Honolulu) – The Hawai‘i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission (Climate Commission) at its regular quarterly meeting yesterday adopted a series of recommendations and finalized a mission statement to help guide Hawai‘i’s response to the impacts of climate change.

The Climate Commission is led by the DLNR Chair and the Director of the State Office of Planning and includes members from key state and county agencies. The group’s mission statement formalized and approved at the meeting is as follows:

“Hawaii’s Climate Commission recognizes the urgency of climate threats and the need to act quickly. It promotes ambitious, climate-neutral, culturally responsive strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation in a manner that is Clean, Equitable & Resilient.”

The recommended strategies or steps agreed upon by the Climate Commission include:

The next quarterly meeting of the Climate Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting room, Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street in Honolulu. All meetings are open to the public.

State of Hawaii Climate Change Portal: climate.hawaii.gov

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