Panel at 10th Annual CIS with audience in fore and stage in background with curtains that have palm trees projected upon them.

MCC Foundations and Hawaiʻi County Policy Impacts Shared at 2019 University of Guam Conference on Island Sustainability

April 8-12, 2019

The 10th Regional Conference on Island Sustainability (CIS X) took place from April 8-12, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. The conference continues to encourage action to achieve sustainability, inspire change, and provide a venue for sharing, networking, and collaboration of sustainability issues related to economic, social/cultural, educational, environmental or energy solutions. PI-CASC’s University of Guam Consortium Lead Dr. Romina King chaired a climate adaptation breakout session on the afternoon of Thursday, April 11th in Guam.

To start off the session, Manager Climate Corps staff Scott Laursen co-presented with partnering manager Bethany Morrison from the MCC Hawai’i Island shoreline setback project. Their talk title was , “Utilizing Manager-Driven Research to Guide Coastal Planning through Climate Change Impacts.” The presentation allowed the audience to see co-production in action from science creation to policy application. Also within the session, Erin Derrington presented on CNMI Sustainable Development Policy support and Fran Castro with a report out from the All Planners Climate Workshop on Sustainability. Following the presentations, the audience engaged with session presenters to understand those key linkages between science and decision-making.