Pau Hana Pū Kākou | Renewable Energy: What Does a “Just Transition” Look Like for Hawai‘i?
Layla M. Kilolu, Ph.D. student Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Friday, March 5, 2021
4 – 5 p.m. HST
Online Platform: Zoom
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The State of Hawai‘i Climate Commission has stated that as Hawai‘i moves towards a net-zero carbon economy, “a just transition ensures that the harmful impacts are minimized or eliminated. This means taking steps that are politically, culturally, and morally acceptable to ensure that no one is left behind.” We will explore Hawai‘i’s renewable energy goals and view them from a social justice and climate justice lens. This presentation will have a discussion-style format to reflect values around social equity, collaboration, and community. Please join this timely discussion.
Layla Kilolu is a Ph.D. student in urban planning, focusing her research on effective community engagement strategies for renewable energy planning. She obtained her Master in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and her Master in Business Administration at Pepperdine University. She is also an economist at the State of Hawai‘i’s Public Utilities Commission.
The Pau Hana Seminar Series is a bi-weekly live stream program by Bishop Museum researchers, collection managers, and community affiliates. These programs provoke engaging conversations on a wide range of topics related to culture and history in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.
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