Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flood Risk, and Social Vulnerability Workshop: Honolulu, HI
This workshop was hosted by NAACP, Climate Central, and the Environmental Law Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Snapshots from the event:
Kristen Brown, 10th Grade, Campbell High School & NAACP Youth Member & Alphonso Braggs, President, Honolulu-Hawaiʻi NAACP
Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the Environmental & Climate Justice Program, NAACP
Government panel, with officials from HI OCCL, CZM, and Honolulu Office of Climate Change
Alphonso Braggs, President, Honolulu-Hawaiʻi NAACP | Introduction
Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geology and Geophysics, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa | Overview of Climate Change Science, Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding, and Coastal Erosion in Hawaiʻi | Download Slides
Jacqueline Patterson, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP | NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Summary | Download Slides
Kristen Brown, 10th Grade, Campbell High School & NAACP Youth Member | Youth Video Presentation
- Samuel Lemmo, Administrator, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) | Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission’s current policy initiatives related to sea level rise and coastal protection | Download Slides
- Justine W. Nihipali, Planning Program Manager, Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program | Hawaiʻi’s/CZM’s planning efforts related to sea level rise and coastal flooding
- Josh Stanbro, Executive Director and Chief Resilience Officer, Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency | Honolulu’s resiliency efforts related to sea level rise and coastal flooding
Maxine Burkett, Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars | Presentation on Climate Refugees | Download Slides
Web Tools Café | Workshop participants were introduced to public sea level rise and coastal flood risk web tools. Click links below to access the tools.
- NOAA’s Sea Level Rise Viewer & Coastal Flooding Exposure Mapper, Ross Winans, NOAA Office for Coastal Management | Download Slides
- Surging Seas Risk Finder for Hawaii, Dan Rizza, Climate Central
- Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise Viewer and Hawaii Climate Adaptation Portal, Brad Romine, Hawaiʻi Sea Grant
Alphonso Braggs, President, Honolulu-Hawaiʻi NAACP | Closing remarks
Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher,
Dan Rizza, Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central, presents Surging Seas Risk Finder sea level rise web tool.
Alphonso Braggs, President, Honolulu-Hawaiʻi NAACP leading an exercise
Maxine Burkett, Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Samuel Lemmo, Administrator, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL)
Climate Central's Program on Sea Level Rise works jointly with the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Program and local partners to conduct workshops on sea level rise, coastal flood risk, and social vulnerability.
These workshops provide NAACP environmental leaders, NAACP branch presidents, and other stakeholders with information, tools, and science regarding the risks posed by rising seas and coastal flooding. Additionally, each workshop connects attendees with resources and experts available to them in their states or communities as they work to prepare for sea level rise and coastal flood risk.
Presenters have included officials from NOAA, Sea Grant, FEMA, NAACP, and Climate Central as well as leading scientists, state/county/municipal planners, and resilience officers. Attendees participate in interactive demonstrations of sea level rise and coastal flood web tools by Climate Central, NOAA, and others. Many workshops have included planning sessions in which attendees build out their own local level action plans.
Funding to support Climate Central's workshop efforts is provided by the Kresge Foundation and other foundations.