National Climate Assessment Seeks Input at March 6 Town Hall for Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands




East-West Center
Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Feb. 28, 2017

The East-West Center will host the 4th National Climate Assessment’s Town Hall for Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands on Monday, March 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Center’s Imin International Conference Center (1777 East-West Rd.). The Town Hall is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Virtual participation will also be available.

Please RSVP to attend in person or to participate virtually—online at or by phone at (808) 944-7242.

Your Voice:  Participating in the 4th National Climate Assessment Town Hall
The Town Hall is an opportunity to provide early input to the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA4) about how climate change affects different sectors, livelihoods and ecosystems in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands. The Center seeks to convene a wide range of perspectives to inform the development of a regional chapter in NCA4 to ensure that the final product is both scientifically sound and beneficial to communities.

The meeting will feature opening remarks by East-West Center President Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell (tentative). Following these remarks, Dr. Fred Lipschultz of the U.S. Global Change Research Program and Dr. Victoria Keener, East-West Center Fellow and Regional Chapter Lead for the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment, will speak about the National Climate Assessment and the process to develop a regional chapter to provide the state-of-the-knowledge of climate change issues in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands.  Many of the regional chapter authors will be present for an open comment and question and answer session with all participants.

Co-sponsors: East-West Center, United States Global Change Research Program, Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA), DOI Pacific Islands Climate Science Center, and Pacific RISA

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