Waves of Change: Climate Change in the Pacific Islands and Implications for Hawai'i


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When: Apr 4 2013 (All day) until Apr 6 2013 (All day)
Where: University of Hawai’i at Manoa and East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii


The conference will explore the environmental, social, cultural, political, economic, and legal impacts of climate change in the Pacific Islands, focusing on climate change–related migration and the implications for Hawai‘i, which is already home to many Pacific Islanders. Conference attendees, including natural scientists, policymakers, academics, university students, and community members, will participate in paper presentations, panel discussions, and artistic expressions.

The President of the Republic of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, will deliver the keynote address. President Tong has played an important role in highlighting climate change–related issues at regional and international forums.

The conference is presented by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and co-sponsored by the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program, the Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, and the departments of Ethnic Studies and English.

Attendance is by registration only.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Katherine Higgins