UNITAR CIFAL Honolulu Center presents
Climate Change: A Vision for Success
Chris Benjamin (Moderator)
CEO, Alexander & Baldwin
Founder & CEO, Hua Nani Partners
Charles “Chip” Fletcher, PhD
Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, UH Manoa
Chief Energy Officer, State of Hawaii
Policy Fellow, Elemental Excelerator
Monday, April 18, 2022 | 4:30 PM
Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center, Chaminade University
This event is free and open to the public
The Hawaii Executive Collaborative presents a panel discussion about its Climate Coalition and how it seeks to create a vision for the transformation of Hawaii into a climate-resilient community and facilitate bold collaboration by its members in pursuit of this goal.
Q&A session to follow. Pupu and refreshments will be served.
Free parking available on campus.
This event is part of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) CIFAL Honolulu speaker series which supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Hawaii Executive Collaborative
HEC comprises local leaders in business, government, labor, education, and the nonprofit sector who work together on systemic issues and drive lasting change. HEC leaders believe in the importance of collective action, common data, and shared impact. The work that we do and the way that we work stem from our fundamental beliefs in the potential of Hawaii. The HEC Climate Coalition seeks to create a vision for the transformation of Hawai`i into a climate-resilient community, to develop a roadmap for achieving that vision and to guide member organizations in their efforts to support that roadmap.
Aimee Barnes is founder and CEO of Hua Nani Partners, a consulting practice that helps seed new ideas for next-generation climate and energy solutions. Aimee has over 15 years of experience in climate, energy and sustainability, spanning the state, federal and international levels, and the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She also directs the Elemental Excelerator Policy Lab and serves as senior advisor to former Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. at the California-China Climate Institute, which was established to spur climate action and dialogue between California and China. Aimee was recently nominated to the Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources by Governor David Ige.
Charles “Chip” Fletcher, PhD
Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher is the interim dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is chairperson of the Honolulu Climate Change Commission, a prominent public speaker, and a contributor to local and national media. Chip’s research and teaching focus on climate change, coastal community resiliency, and natural coastal systems. He has been the principal advisor in funding and awarding over 30 graduate research degrees in Earth and Planetary Sciences, and has received several teaching, research, and community service awards.
Scott Glenn serves as the chief energy officer for the State of Hawaii and Governor Ige’s climate mitigation advisor. He represents the Governor in national and international climate policy and leads the Hawaii State Energy Office in its mission to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation to help achieve resilient, clean energy, decarbonized economy. Scott specializes in innovative, consensus-oriented problem solving for difficult challenges. He is especially focused on climate change, energy, environment, and sustainability which improves decision making and enhances public engagement.
Josh Stanbro is a policy fellow with Elemental Excelerator and former chief resilience officer for the City & County of Honolulu. He played a key role in the development of Honolulu’s 2020-2025 Climate Action Plan. With a background in law, conservation, public policy, and non-profit organizational development, his work is devoted to fostering resilient and sustainable communities in the face of climate change and related challenges.
UNITAR CIFAL Honolulu Center at Chaminade University
CIFAL Honolulu Center is part of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It is the 21st international training and research center of the CIFAL Global Network and the only center located in the Pacific Region. CIFAL Honolulu aspires to empower Pacific peoples to create a sustainable future that reflects their values and the priorities of their communities.