Hawaii Climate Adaptation Initiative Act (HB 1714, Act 83)
Hawai'i Act 83 establishes an interagency climate adaptation committee to develop a sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation report addressing statewide climate impacts projected up to 2050. This bill was approved by Governor Neil Abercrombie on June 9, 2014.
The interagency committee of county and community representatives will be overseen by the Hawai'i Land and Natural Resources Department (DLNR) and the Hawai'i State Office of Planning, to assess and make recommendations about how best to prepare for rising sea levels and their secondary effects. The committee was required to issue a report to be available to the public before the end of 2017.
Act 83 authorizes the Office of Planning to use the committee's report as a framework for addressing other climate threats and climate change adaptation priorities. The Office also is authorized to coordinate the development of climate adaptation plans and policy recommendations.
Publication Date: June 9, 2014
- Hawaii State Office of Planning
- Hawaii Land and Natural Resources Department