Panel: Hawaiʻi Commitments, Inspiring Conservation at Home and Around the World
Panelists: The Honorable David Ige, Chipper Wichman, Denise Antolini, Ulalia Woodside
Moderator: ʻAulani Wilhelm
In 2016, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) adopted the Hawaiʻi Commitments. Compiled by IUCN’s over 1300 members from 160 countries at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, the Hawaiʻi Commitments set the direction for global conservation priorities over the next four years. This panel will examine the Commitments, Hawaiʻi’s role in implementing them, and how Hawaiʻi can continue to grow as a global leader in conservation. Panelists will explore ways we can collectively address environmental challenges that threaten our biocultural resources as well as opportunities to foster a strong culture of conservation locally and around the world.