Pacific Islands Member Appointed to Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, First Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 13-15

Earlier this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) appointed members to its newly formed Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, and this week NOAA announced the Committee’s first meeting will be held September 13-15 at the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.  The Advisory Committee consists of 15 members who will advise on the engagement of stakeholders and the sustained assessment activities of the U.S. National Climate Assessment.

Among the appointed members is Maxine Burkett, Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Ms. Burkett is a member of the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (Pacific RISA) team, and she has written extensively on climate change law and climate justice for vulnerable communities in the Pacific Islands, United States, and globally. Ms. Burkett will serve on the Advisory Committee for two years, until April 15, 2018.

A draft agenda for the first meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, including information about how to register to attend and/or provide public comments during the meeting is available at this link. Further information about the committee is available here.