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Climate Change Law and Policy in Hawaii

Hawai‘i legislators, planners, and decision-makers have taken preliminary steps to: (i) mitigate climate change, i.e., reduce anthropogenic, or human caused, greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and (ii) adapt to climate change, i.e., decrease vulnerability and increase resiliency to climate change effects—both of which are recommended for lessening climate-related risks. The purpose of this briefing sheet is to provide an overview of climate change related law and policy in Hawai‘i. The briefing sheet examines mitigation measures, adaptation measures, and concludes with a summary and timeline.

Climate Change Law and Policy in Hawaii
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Publication Date
August 2012