Briefings on impact of climate change open to public

(AP Photo/Keoki Stender)

Three sessions at the Hawaii Climate Summit 2014 will be open to the public all day Tuesday at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium.

The free public policy briefings will focus on the impact of climate change and its substantial impact on life in Hawaii.

Guests will include:

Dr. Camilo Mora, Assistant Professor of macro-ecology and conservation biology at the University of Hawaii, is a leading author and researcher on the magnitude and impacts of climate change on species including humans. His work has attracted global attention and he has recently been awarded the 2014 Research Excellence at the College of Social Studies at UH-Manoa.

Keith Nealy is a climate consultant and filmmaker. His work includes James Cameron’s “Years of Living Dangerously” (Showtime), “Planet Earth” (Discovery Channel) and “Hawaiian Conservation Practices” (Conservation International). He is currently a Hokulea crewmember-in-training and a resident of Kohala.

Stuart Scott is the Deputy Director General of the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization. He is also an international educator, public, speaker, advisor and strategist on climate change, sustainability and ecological safety; associate of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and participant in UN climate negotiations. A resident of Oahu since 1987, he is also the Chief Ecological Officer of NagaCorp, Ltd., Hong Kong.

Tuesday’s sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., and 7-9 p.m.

Seating reservations are available online at: For a guide to parking, visit

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