Come learn about natural resource management and climate change at the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress! On September 3 at 3:30pm, we’ll be hosting a Pavilion event that’s free and open to the public, titled “Incorporating Climate Adaptation into Agency-Level Planning in the Pacific Islands Region.”
- Date and Time: Saturday, September 3 from 3:30-4:30pm
- Location: Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1st floor Exhibit Hall
- Cost: FREE!
Sometimes called the “Olympics of Conservation,” information about the World Conservation Congress, which is being held in the United States for the first time, can be found here.
The Hawai‘i-Pacific Pavilion will host island nations, states, cities, and communities from across the region, featuring cultural, political, and scientific sessions, with an overall focus on community resilience in the face of climate change. Moderated by Pacific RISA PI Laura Brewington, the East-West Center is organizing this Pavilion event in collaboration with the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center, the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative, the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant program, and other regional partners along with IUCN members to present initiatives from resource management agencies that address how to best incorporate climate science into planning frameworks. The event is designed for natural resource managers, agencies, planners, and decision makers in the region and beyond who are interested in contributing to and learning from best practices for adaptation in the diverse and changing environments of the Pacific. We’ll be focusing on top-down and bottom-up planning strategies for adaptation to climate change, using the Hawai‘i Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee and the Aloha+ Challenge as forward-looking frameworks for multi-sectoral engagement.