2019 Conference Program

0800 – 0830Registration & Coffee
0830 – 0840Oli & Mele (watch video here)
Dr. Jon Osorio, Dean, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
University of Hawaii, Manoa
0845 – 0900Governor’s Welcome (watch video here)
Governor David Ige
Introduction by Richard Vuylsteke, President, East-West Center
0900 – 0910Introduction to the Program
MCs: Dr. Victoria Keener, Pacific RISA/EWC & Anukriti Hittle, DLNR
0910 – 0925State of the Commission: Response to Climate Change (watch video here)
0924 – 0945National Climate Assessment Report 2018 (watch video here)
0945 – 1000Coffee Break (Banquet Room)
1000 – 1010Introduction to Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sherilyn Wee, Public Policy Center
1010 – 1045Keynote Address: Climate Change & Equity (watch video here)
Dr. Beverly Scott, CEO Beverly Scott Associates, LLC & Parker Infrastructure Partners, LLC
Sponsored by the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum 
1045 – 1130Panel 1. Coming Clean: Addressing Hawaii’s Emissions from Transportation (watch video here)
Identify implementation strategies for emissions reductions for ground transportation in Hawaii.Moderator:
Jay Fidell, ThinkTech Hawaii
Aki Marceau, Elemental Excelerator
Katherine McKenzie, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Jon Nouchi, Department of Transportation Services, City & County of Honolulu
1130 – 1300Lunch (on your own; UH campus map of dining options provided)*
1300 – 1430

Panel 2. Paddling Together to Accelerate Action for Adaptation to Sea Level Rise (watch videos here: Part 1 & Part 2)

Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher, SOEST, UH-Manoa &
Sam Lemmo, OCCL – DLNR
William Aila, DHHL
Douglas Codiga, Schlack Ito LLLC
Jeffrey Dack, County of Maui
Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Broward County, FL
Steve Long, TNC – MA

1430 -1445Coffee Break (Banquet Room)


  • First 40 lunches free to those who arrive via clean transportation

  • Banquet Room reserved for use by participants for lunch

  • Conference hashtag for all social media: #HI_ClimateCon2019

  • Program subject to change without notice

A special thank you to the DLNR Communications Office for producing the videos!