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Tuesday, July 15th - Opening Plenary Session

The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Dr. Lubchenco is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist with expertise in oceans, climate change, and interactions between the environment and human well-being... READ MORE




Wednesday, July 16th - Opening Plenary Session

Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio

Dr. Jon Osorio is a full professor and has a PhD in History from the University of Hawaiʻi. At Kamakakūokalani, he has developed and taught classes in history, literature, law as culture, music as historical texts, and research methodologies for and from indigenous peoples ... READ MORE



Pacific low-lying islands are on the front line of climate change impacts such as sea-level rise and storm-related flooding. (Photo courtesy of Oxfam New Zealand)

Thursday, July 17th - Plenary Panel

Navigating Change: A Dialogue with Island Leaders on Climate Change

The distinguished panelists all have demonstrated leadership in local, national, and international settings. Looking back over the past several years and forward to the 2015 global negotiation on climate change, this session will highlight watershed moments and current strategies to spearhead an island response to global climate change ... READ MORE