Climate Reflections event to feature Professor Haunani Kane

The University of Hawaiʻi Environmental Law Program will be hosting the inaugural “Climate Reflections” event, in Honor of Dr. Toufiq Siddiqievent. It will include keynote speaker Professor Haunani Kane, a recent co-author of the Hawaiʻi and Pacific islands chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment.  Dr. Kane’s work as a scientist and a voyager is “guided by the values and storied history of her kūpuna. She blends “observation and traditional knowledge to form a world view that focuses upon the similarities rather than the differences among western and Indigenous science.”

The event will also feature UH law students Emily Sarasa, Eleng Kazangiljan, and Debbie Kane, sharing reflections about their experience at the COP 28 UN climate negotiations.  The students were able to attend the COP in part via the support of the nonprofit Global Environment & Energy in the 21st Century (GEE-21). We will celebrate the support of GEE-21, co-founded by the late Dr. Toufiq Siddiqi based on his work as an environmentalist, educator, and international advisor on climate change.  Dr. Siddiqi was one of the first participants in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was a member when the group was awarded the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize award.
There will be food and drinks followed by a screening of Thank You for the Rain, a thought-provoking and inspiring documentary featuring Kenyan farmer, community leader, and global climate advocate Kisilu Masya.


What:  Climate Reflections, in Honor of Dr. Toufiq Siddiqi
When:  Friday, April 19, 2024, 5 to 8:15 pm
Where:  Law Library, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (speakers also available via Zoom)
Schedule of events:
– 5 to 6 pm Climate reflections and keynote address
– 6 pm brief reception with food and drinks
– 6:15 to 8:15 pm film screening followed by Q/A
Please RSVP here.