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.