APEC Climate Center symposium

Eight scientists on balcony

From left, Brian Taylor and Kevin Hamilton, UH Mānoa; Chin-Seung Chung, APEC Climate Center; keynote speakers Rosina Bierbaum, Neil Plummer, Jagadish Shukla, In-Sik Kang, Bin Wang

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As part of the 2011 APEC activities in Honolulu, the APEC Climate Center holds its annual symposium at the East-West Center’s Keoni Auditorium on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus October 17–20.

The University of Hawaiʻi is the local host along with the International Pacific Research Center, the climate center at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.

More than 50 climate scientists from around the Pacific Rim, including scientists from IPRC and the UH Mānoa Department of Meteorology, will present current knowledge on such concerns as natural climate swings; climate change to be expected over this century due to global warming; the accuracy of short-term and long-term climate predictions; the impact of climate change on agriculture and water resource management; and climate and energy.

The opening ceremony will begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 17, with remarks by Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, APEC Climate Center Director Chin-Seung Chung and IPRC Director Kevin Hamilton.

Rosina Bierbaum, dean of University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and author of several reports and books on climate change and the mitigation of climate change impacts, will follow with the keynote address.

The public is welcome to attend the first three days of the symposium. See the symposium program for topics and scheduled speakers.

Read about the university’s involvement in the newly announced Pacific Islands Climate Center.