DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawai’i Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee Begins Work

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

Climate change has been declared by the Hawaii State Legislature as one of the most critical challenges of this century. It poses both urgent and long-term threats to the State’s economy, sustainability, security, and way of life. In 2014 the legislature passed Act 83 which directs the adoption of a statewide climate adaptation report by the end of 2017. It also created the Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee (ICAC) charged with developing the statewide Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Report (SLR Report). The committee, made up of more than a dozen state and county representatives, met for this first time this week.

Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee News Conference

Friday, June 5, 2015
11 a.m.

Dept. of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street (makai breezeway)


  • Sam Lemmo, Administrator, DLNR Office of Conservation & Coastal Lands
  • Rep. Chris Lee, Chair, Hawaii House of Representatives Energy & Environment Committee
  • Dr. Chip Fletcher, Associate Dean, University of Hawaii School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology

HD video and photos of the committee’s first meeting will be available for distribution at the news conference.

Dan Dennison
Senior Communications Manager
Office of the Chair
Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Tel 808-587-0407
Cell 808-295-8749
Fax 808-587-0390