Over 200 people attended the forum, many of whom were decision makers and sector leaders from across the Pacific Islands region.
Dr. Victoria Keener, Fellow at the East-West Center and Lead Editor for the PIRCA report, presenting the findings of the report.
Dr. Melissa Finucane, Senior Fellow at the East-West Center and a co-editor of the PIRCA report, welcomed participants from across the Pacific region and US mainland.
Hawai‘i Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz gave opening remarks at the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Forum on Dec. 10, 2012 at the East-West Center in Honolulu.
During the Question and Answer Session, members of the public took the opportunity to ask panelists questions. The audience could also submit questions for the panel via text message.
An audience member speaks with the panelists.
Panelists (from left to right) Neil Hannahs, Director of Land Assets Division, Kamehameha Schools, J. Scott Hauger, Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Chief of Coastal and Land Management, Republic of the Marshall Islands Environment Protection Authority and Advisor, Nauru Mission to the United Nations.
The panelists: (from left) Neil Hannahs, J. Scott Hauger, Olai Uludong, Jesse Souki, Russell Kokubun, and William Aila.
Panelist Olai Uludong, who is Chief of Coastal and Land Management at the Environment Protection Authority of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and an Advisor for the Nauru Mission to the United Nations.
A member of the audience poses a question for the panelists.
Dr. Nancy Lewis speaks with participants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Forum’s facilitator, Johnathan Scheuer, greets a participant.
PIRCA’s Lead Editor, Dr. Victoria Keener gives remarks.
Copies of the report, executive summary, and case studies (shown) were available to members of the public at the forum.