CREATING CLIMATE JUSTICE.
To uplift Hawai'i's people, we must mālama our planet. According to the Hawai’i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission, over the next 30 to 70 years, sea level rise will expose approximately 6,500 structures and 19,800 people statewide to chronic flooding, costing our state $19 billion and endangering public health.
Climate change is the most pressing issue facing our generation. I believe that we must grow green jobs in Hawai'i by investing heavily in renewable energy. I will also support efforts to begin a managed retreat from our shorelines in areas that will be impacted by sea level rise. Sustainability also requires us to preserve culturally significant spaces, which is why I will work to protect our ʻāina and water resources from being commodified by corporations at the expense of Hawai'i's indigenous population.