Capacity Building

Sea Level Rise Adaptation in Hawaii Survey Results

In October 2020 we released the Summary Report for the Sea level Rise Adaptation Survey Results. This survey was conducted by PICHTR in collaboration with the Hawaii Philanthropy Forum in order to gather relevant information and to learn about the main concerns pertaining to sea level rise adaptation amid COVID-19. While dealing with the immediate challenges of COVID-19, we believe that we must also address the long-term impacts of climate change to support Hawaii’s economy and resiliency.

Key Insights

0%
of respondents are working on sea level rise adaptation initiatives
0%
of respondents believe sea level rise adaptation could support Hawaii’s economy
0%
of respondents believe sea level rise adaptation efforts are a medium to top priority
0%
of respondents believe there are sea level rise adaptation policy gaps in Hawaii
  • A weak economy and lack of funding are top stressors impeding progress on sea level rise adaptation
  • The top concern of sea level rise is coastal erosion and loss of land
  • Political will, leadership, coordination amongst government agencies and the private sector, and swift action are key to tackling sea level rise adaptation
  • To make progress on sea level rise adaptation there is a need for model policies and ordinances, financial assistance, access to best practices for coastal adaptation, and capacity building
  • There is a need for more outreach and educational programs regarding sea level rise adaptation
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Climate Change Adaptation Webinar Series

PICHTR’s climate change adaptation webinar series provides curated and relevant information to public and private sector stakeholders on the latest climate change adaptation challenges facing Hawaii, efforts to address them, and potential solutions drawn from local knowledge and abroad.

Join our webinars to gain cutting-edge information on climate change adaptation and how it may affect your business or organization so you can reduce future risk exposure.

Information and insight gained from our webinars will allow for increased common knowledge and understanding amid diverse stakeholders and reduce the potential for friction due to lack of common ground.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Please stay tuned for our upcoming webinar.

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Water, Green Infrastructure & Resilience in the Built Environment
Date: August 6, 2020
Time: 10-11 am HST

Please join this webinar to explore how integrated water planning and green infrastructure can strengthen resilience in the built environment amid current and future impacts of climate change. We will also explore the interplay of design, architecture, engineering, and policy and natural solutions in paving the way for innovative water resilience solutions.

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Past Events

2020 PRiMO Conference

PICHTR was a Title Sponsor of the 2020 PRiMO Conference on “Building a Resilient Pacific” which brought together government, academia, and private sector stakeholders to strengthen collective action toward building resilience across the region.

Climate Change Adaptation: A Lever for Economic Growth Post COVID-19

A unique discussion on climate change – its status and anticipated impacts on Hawaii, and how together we can start to build our local community in a manner that embraces climate change adaptation as a lever for economic growth.

Water, Green Infrastructure & Resilience in the Built Environment

A discussion that explores how integrated water planning and green infrastructure can strengthen resilience in the built environment amid current and future impacts of climate change. It also explores the interplay of design, architecture, engineering, and policy and natural solutions in paving the way for innovative water resilience solutions.