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Roundtable on Sustainability Science

A second Roundtable on Sustainability Science was held in Cebu, Philippines on March 28-29, 2009.

This is a follow-up to the first roundtable on sustainability science held in November 2006 in Tagaytay, Philippines and the International Conference on Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes in Honolulu, Hawaii in November 2007. SEARCA organized the second roundtable to identify collaborative research, capacity building, and other activities that relate to and would enrich sustainability science.

Hawai'i Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile 1990 and 2005

In an effort to effect national and global climate change policy to address the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, the Hawai'i legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2007, Act 234. Act 234 calls for Hawai'i to return its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Here we report an inventory of emissions for the state for 1990 and 2005, and forecast emissions growth out to 2020.



For a preliminary economic analysis of Act 234, Hawaii's renewable portfolio standards (SB 3185), and related issues, see "Policy Options for Greening Hawaii's Carbon and Energy Profiles"


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