Public meetings scheduled island-wide for creation of Oʻahu Climate Action Plan
News Release from City and County of Honolulu, Nov 5, 2018
Honolulu – The city’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (Resilience Office) is continuing its community engagement phase to create O‘ahu’s first-ever Climate Action Plan (CAP). In partnership with Honolulu City Councilmembers, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi, the Resilience Office is co-hosting community meetings across O‘ahu to discuss climate change impacts already affecting our island and to ask for citizen input about how to reduce our climate emissions as rapidly as possible.
“The interest and engagement we have seen from the public at our Climate Action Plan meetings thus far is a testament to our island’s desire to be ready for climate change,” said Josh Stanbro, the city’s Chief Resilience Officer and Executive Director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. “The sense of urgency is palpable in these meetings. People want to know what steps we can all take to protect our island now and they want to make sure we are protecting our quality of life in the future for our keiki.”
Residents who attend the upcoming meetings will learn how climate change is impacting Oʻahu and the effort to prioritize strategies for reducing O‘ahu’s greenhouse gas emissions. Participants will also help identify personal actions they can take to achieve a more resilient future.
During the meetings participants will engage in a “game” that sparks discussion about the best way to transition O‘ahu to a clean energy future and meet our commitment to the Paris climate agreement. State and city leaders have set goals for fossil fuel-free ground transportation and a mandate of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The city’s Climate Action Plan is designed to take citizen input and translate it directly into specific actions and policies required to achieve these broader goals by 2045.
The next five community meetings have been scheduled as follows:
- Thursday, November 8, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Co-hosted by Council Chair Ernie Martin)
Waialua Elementary School Cafeteria
67-020 Waialua Beach Road
Waialua, Hawaiʻi 96791
- Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Co-hosted by Hawaiʻi Pacific University and Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i)
Climate Action Plan Public Meeting Series (Downtown Honolulu)
Aloha Tower Marketplace – Multi-Purpose Room #3
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813
- Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Co-hosted by Councilmember Ikaika Anderson)
Climate Action Plan Public Meeting Series (Windward Oʻahu)
Benjamin Parker Elementary School Cafeteria
45-259 Waikalua Road
Kaneohe, Hawaiʻi 96744
- Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Co-hosted by Councilmember Ron Menor)
Climate Action Plan Public Meeting Series (Central Oʻahu)
Mililani High School Cafeteria
95-1200 Meheula Parkway
Mililani, Hawaiʻi 96789
- Thursday, December 13, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Co-hosted by Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine)
Climate Action Plan Public Meeting Series (Leeward Oʻahu)
Kapolei Hale, Conference Rooms A&B
1000 Uluohia Street
Kapolei, Hawaiʻi 96707
Climate Action Plan Public Meetings have already been held in Hawaiʻi Kai, ‘Aiea, Salt Lake, and Kaka‘ako at the Blaisdell Center.
More information about the upcoming meetings can be found online at
An engaged community is a critical element in addressing climate change, as every household can take action, even while larger transportation and energy systems are slowly transitioned away from fossil fuel.
To stay informed with the latest news from the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, to provide feedback or to subscribe to the Resilience Office mailing list, please visit www.resilientoahu.org.
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