HI Commission

The State Climate Commission was created by ACT 32 in 2017.

 Meeting schedule is posted on calendar.ehawaii.gov


Celebrating #EarthWeek2021

State Climate Commission member and Senator Mike Gabbard shares a message to inspire people to garden. A message from him:

“Aloha e friends and Happy Earth Day 2021! I was recently interviewed by Blue Zones Hawai‘i about how and why my wife and I started a garden, so in honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d share a clip with you ;)”

Gardening makes us more resilient, and reduces our carbon footprint. Go garden!

Koloa Iki campaign raises awareness of sea level rise in Hawaiʻi

We often hear about the phrase “sitting duck” – you think of vulnerability, an easy target. That’s a position we don’t want to be in and there’s a campaign recently launched around Koloa Iki, a little Hawaiian duck with a serious message about resilience and climate change.

State Climate Commission member Kaʻāina Hull and Climate Commission Coordinator Anu Hittle spoke with Hawaiʻi Public Radio about recently released guidance on dealing with sea level rise and the new scrutiny about future development. Listen in on their conversations here.

Click here to visit the Koloa Iki website and check our their resources and activities for keiki!



Read our newly released Annual Report as it highlights our intentions to support resilience in vulnerable communities, important policy tools that are in the works, the commission’s engagement with local, national, and international governments and much more!

Statement on Decision Making & Investment Guidance to Address the Climate Emergency in Hawaiʻi

Statement on Adaptation to Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Statement on Ground Transportation Emissions Reduction

Statement on Climate Equity



The Hawaiʻi Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission consists of a multi-jurisdictional effort between 20 different departments, committees, and counties. It is co-chaired by the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Office of Planning.


2021 Commission Meeting Schedule


Wednesday, July 20 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 1151 Punchbowl YOUTUBE LINK
Wednesday, October 19 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 1151 Punchbowl