Rising seas means rising vulnerabilities. The foreseeable impacts of rising sea levels are deeply concerning to Hawai‘i due to its geographic isolation, coastal-focused society, and observable present-day impacts from coastal erosion and flooding. The Commission is dedicated to providing relevant, up-to-date resources about sea level rise in Hawaiʻi!
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STATE SEA LEVEL RISE RESOURCES
CLIMATE READY HAWAIʻI
Climate Ready Hawai‘i was born of panel recommendations from the State’s first annual climate conference held on January 14, 2019. An expert panel recommended that the State “consider adopting a community resilience building planning process to help Hawaii’s communities, counties and institutions of any scale to identify their top priorities based on climate change hazards cross-referenced to strengths and vulnerabilities relative to infrastructure, social and environmental characteristics.” In short, it reiterated the State’s role, and expanded on the Commission’s statement as the next big step for Hawai‘i to implement adaptation to sea level rise impacts.