Report to the Thirtieth Legislature, State of Hawaii, 2020 Regular Session, Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission

Statement on Ground Transportation Emissions Reduction

Statement on Adaptation to Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Testimonies for 2020 Legislative Session

The State’s Climate Commission was created by Act 32 in 2017. It meets quarterly. A schedule is posted on and you can find the agendas and minutes for past meetings at the bottom of this page.

The Commission’s 20 members are:

Commission Co-Chairs

Commission Members

The Commission is staffed by its Coordinator.


2020 Commission Meeting Schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 15th, 1-4pm, DLNR Boardroom *CANCELLED*
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 1:30-3pm, Full recording now available on our YouTube channel here 
  • Wednesday, July 15th, 1-4pm, DLNR Boardroom *CANCELLED*
  • Wednesday, October 28th, 1-3:30pm, via webconference. Livestream:

2020 Climate Conference: Monday and Tuesday, January 13-14

DateMeeting MaterialsSupplemental Materials
10/28/20AgendaItem 2. May 13, 2020 Draft Minutes
Support for Items 3.I.a and 3.I.b
Item 3 I a Guidance for Addressing Sea Level Rise in Community Planning in HI
Item 3 I b Guidance for Using the Sea Level Rise Exposure Area in Local Planning and Permitting Decisions
Speaker Presentation: Adaptation Planning, Cole Roberts, ARUP Consulting
Item 3. Briefing Document
Item 4. November 6, 2019 Draft Minutes
January 13, 2020 Draft Minutes
Public Testimony
Speaker Presentation: Climate Change and Post-COVID Economy, Beth Giesting, Hawaii Budget and Policy Center
Speaker Presentation: A Green New Deal For City and Suburban Transportation, Beth Osborne, Transportation for America
Speaker Presentation: Building Bridges, Not Walking on Backs: A Feminist Recovery Plan for COVID-19, Kealoha Fox, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women
1/13/2020January 13, 2020 MinutesAll Meeting Materials Are Available at the 2020 Conference Website
November 6, 2019 Minutes
September 4, 2019 Draft Minutes
Draft statement on Climate Equity
HECO Electrification of Transportation for Public Fleets
DOFAW Carbon Sequestration Natural & Working Lands
September 4, 2019 Minutes
Item 2: July 17, 2019 Draft Minutes
Item 4 Proposed statement on Climate Change Legislation
Item 5a EV presentation Lauren Reichelt
Item 5c Proposed statement on Fleet Transition
Item 6b Matt Gonser C+C update
Item 7 Report of PIG onClimate Equity FINAL
Testimony from Bikeshare Hawaii
July 17, 2019 Minutes
Item 2: April 24, 2019 Draft Minutes
Item 4a: Presentation – Hawaii Climate Commission Disaster Recovery Preparedness
Item 4a: Report – HI Disaster Recovery Preparedness Guidance
Item 4b: Draft statement on disaster recovery
Item 5: Report of PIG on Climate Legislation for 2020
Item 6: Report of PIG on Public Fleets
April 24, 2019 Minutes
November 27, 2018 Minutes
January 14, 2019 Minutes
Green House Gas Inventory Report – DOH
Hawai`i 3.2 Climate Adaptation Program – OCCL
Managed Retreat Report – CZM
Maui County Update
Kaua`i County Update
A Just Transition- Climate Justice in Hawaii
DOT Presentation
Hawai`i County Update
City & County of Honolulu Update
1/14/2019See Conference Website for all meeting materialsDraft Minutes
11/27/2018AgendaDraft Minutes
DRP Guidance Draft – Executive Summary Presentation
Aviation Emissions Presentation
Aina Summit Report Presentation
NBS Legislation Presentation
Mandatory Disclosure Legislation Presentation
September 4, 2018 Minutes
Statement on Ground Transportation Emissions Reductions for Climate Commission Consideration
Supporting Materials for Climate Commission’s Statement on Ground Transportation Emissions Reductions
Proposed Updates to Disclaimers in the Hawai`i Sea Level Report and Hawai`i Sea Level Rise Viewer
Findings of the Permitted Interaction Group on Ground Transportation
Guidance Regarding Climate Change Adaptation Actions
5/22/20185/22/18 Minutes


Legislative Update. Video.
The Carbon Budget, Blue Planet Foundation presentation. Video.
Discussion. Video.
Various Presentations. Video.
Transportation Discussion. Video.
Adaptation and Implementation of SLR Recommendations. Video.
Video Part 1
Video Part 2
Video Part 1
Video Part 2
Video Part 3