Makena Coffman

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Makena Coffman
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Research [at] EastWestCenter.org
Phone: 
808.944.7111
Area of Expertise: 

Climate policy; Renewable energy planning and policy; Alternative transportation strategies; Climate change adaptive response

Makena Coffman is the Director for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Sustainability and Resilience. She is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and teaches a graduate seminar in climate change across the Asia/Pacific Region.

Her research interest is climate change policy, including greenhouse gas mitigation, alternative transportation strategies, and climate adaptation. She is a Research Fellow with the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization, holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.