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Hawai’i, Clean Energy, and Climate Action
Medium (2014)
  • Matthew Rimmer, Australian National University College of Law
Hawai’i is a leader in clean energy and climate action in the Pacific and the United States. With the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawai’i has been at the forefront of climate research. The state has a special vulnerability to the impacts of climate change — particularly in respect of the marine environment, water resources, biodiversity, and human costs. Hawaii has promoted a Clean Energy initiative and passed legislation on climate adaptation. State and national leaders — most notably, United States Senator Brian Schatz — have shown great initiative in respect of clean energy and climate action. As such, it is worthwhile considering Hawaii as a case study of climate leadership in the Pacific and the United States.
  • Climate Change,
  • Small Island States,
  • Climate Action,
  • Climate Justice.
Publication Date
August 29, 2014
Citation Information
Matthew Rimmer. "Hawai’i, Clean Energy, and Climate Action" Medium (2014)
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