Support for new Climate Change Commissioners

The 2016 Charter Amendment that created Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency also resulted in the formation of a “Climate Change Commission.” The Climate Change Commission consists of five members with “expertise in climate change in Hawai‘i, which shall meet no less than twice annually for the purpose of gathering the latest science and information on climate change effects in the city and providing advice as is deemed appropriate to the executive for climate change and sustainability, the mayor, council and executive departments of the city.” (2016 General Election Charter Amendment Question No. 7)

We submitted the following testimony in support for the confirmation of all 5 Commissioner appointments before the January PWIS Committee meeting: