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Hawai‘i in a Changing Climate

The 17th annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference attracted over 1,100 people with its various lectures, symposia, and other presentations focusing on the theme “Hawai‘i in a Changing Climate.” Now you can view over 84 of these presentations on the web, covering a range of conservation issues from climate change to invasive species to environmental education efforts throughout the Hawaiian archipelago.

July 28-30, 2009 • Hawai‘i Convention Center • Honolulu, HI

Did you know?

The Hawai’i Convention Center:

  • Donates surplus food to Harbor House
  • Recycles food waste with Ecofeed
  • Recycles paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and aluminum
  • Provides biodegradable and compostable disposable ware

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Conference Speakers

Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele

Monday, August 3rd - Opening Reception

Details Keynote presentation

Dr. Stephen Schneider

Stanford University; distinguished member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), who with four generations of IPCC authors received a collective Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 Climate Change in Hawai‘i: Threats and Opportunities


Jerry M. Mitchell

Chief of Biological Resource Management for the National Park Service


Paul Jokiel

University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB)

Future Climate Change and the Hawaiian Marine Environment: Causes, Consequences, and Mitigation


Kaiwi Nui

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HCA Presentation on Climate Change, A Cultural Perspective


Ben Namakin

Youth Advocating on Climate Change

Pacific Islands Climate Revolution

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