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Examining how ridge-to-reef governance in Palau can enhance coastal food security in a changing climate

with Dr. Kirsten L.L. Oleson, NREM, UH Mānoa
Michelle Harangody, Dept of Geography, UH Mānoa
Staci Lewis, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
and Joyce K. Beouch, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and The Environment (MAFE), Palau
November 1, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm (Hawaiʻi time)

Note: This will be a hybrid event with both zoom availability and a limited numbers of guests (≤25) attending in person (masked and vaccinated) at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics (HIG) building, room 210, on the UH Mānoa campus. If you are interested in attending in person, please email rlentz at hawaii.edu.

View from a lush forested area down to blue waters of a coastlineCoastal resources are fundamental to food security, livelihoods, culture, social fabric, and general wellbeing throughout the Pacific, but they are threatened by inadequate management that fails to account for land-sea connectivity. Palau, a Pacific island nation dependent on degrading coasts, has seen a growing attention towards ridge-to-reef management with varying success. Come listen as Dr. Kirsten Oleson and co-authors describe preliminary results from a study taking advantage of the unique blend of institutional arrangements and networked conservation areas in Palau that provide an ideal setting to evaluate challenges and opportunities for ridge-to-reef governance using a polycentric analytical lens, insights that may apply in other areas working towards better resilience.

Join us for the next seminar of the “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar series hosted by the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center! The series is designed for a wide audience to learn about climate adaptation research and science-to-management applications for Hawaiʻi, the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands, and beyond.

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