O‘ahu Resilience Strategy and Actions for Implementation

APA Hawai'i Chapter

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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Overview

Launched in spring 2019, the O‘ahu Resilience Strategy articulates 44 discrete actions to address resilience challenges and opportunities identified from a comprehensive engagement and research process. The Resilience Strategy stands on four main pillars and the need to act together to address these issues and opportunities: (1) Remaining Rooted – Ensuring an Affordable Future for Our Island; (2) Bouncing Forward – Fostering Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster; (3) Climate Security – Tackling Climate Change by Reducing Emissions and Adapting to Impacts; and (4) Community Cohesion – Leveraging the Strength and Leadership of Local Communities. More than 2,200 community members directly contributed to the process along with dozens of organizations, nearly 100 working group members, a 21-member Resilience Strategy Steering Committee, a City Resilience Team, other City department staff, and the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability & Resiliency staff, interns, and AmeriCorps VISTAs. This Resilience Strategy was written by the community. Over an 18-month period grassroots residents and community leaders helped shape and craft the 44 resilience actions that form the body of this strategy and lay a path to a resilient future for O‘ahu. Event attendees will learn about the process and outputs, and see how they can support O‘ahu’s resilience into the implementation phase.

Resource URL

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-hi-lunch-talk-oahu-resilience-strategy-and-actions-for-implementation-tickets-67841655217

Speakers

Josh Stanbro

Josh Stanbro is Honolulu’s Chief Resilience Officer, and also serves as the Executive Director of the City and County’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. Josh has a deep background in sustainability and brings a track record of developing cross-sector partnerships to his role in Mayor Caldwell ... Read More

Contact Info

Matt Gonser, apahi.programs@gmail.com