Molokai Climate Change and Sea Level Adaptation & Resiliency (CCSLAR) Plan

Molokai Climate Change and Sea Level Adaptation & Resiliency (CCSLAR) Plan

Our overarching goal is to develop a Climate Change and Sea Level Adaptation and Resiliency (CCSLAR) Plan that best serves our Molokai community.

Molokai, we need your manaʻo!

Mālama ʻāina – What Will We Protect?

Take Climate Change Survey #2

See which areas impacted by Sea Level Rise our community thinks are most important for this plan.

Results of Climate Change Survey #1

Sea Level Rise Projection Maps

These detailed images show the projected
sea-level rise and impacted areas for Molokai.

View The Maps

Video Archive

Watch video summaries of our previous
community workshops in Maunaloa,
Hoʻolehua, Manaʻe, and Kaunakakai
and hear what our community is thinking
about climate change.

Watch Videos

Check out UH Manoa Graduate Student projects
exploring climate change solutions for Molokai

Students in Malia Akutagawaʻs Spring 2022 course “ʻĀina Waiwai”
visited Molokai, spoke with kupuna, and imagined ways forward.

View Graduate Student Projects

Molokai CCSLAR Plan Timeline — July 2020 – July 2023

Summer 2021
Project kickoff, draft work plan, create Stakeholder Master List & Outreach Program

November 2021
Community Walk-Thru Workshops #1
Maunaloa, Manaʻe, Hoʻolehua/Kualapuʻu, Kaunakakai

March 2022
Community Sea Level Rise Walking Tour

Spring 2022
Community Workshops #2

August 2022
Community Workshops #3

December 2022
Draft and finalize Molokai CCSLAR Plan

Molokai CCSLAR Plan will:

  • have an indigenous place-based perspective—meaning the planning process will be led/driven by Molokaʻi kamaʻāina and long-time community leaders
  • incorporate appropriate technical land-use planning and coastal engineering expertise
  • utilize this process as an opportunity to engage and develop our next generation of local leaders
  • result in an action-oriented document that identifies the key climate change issues and ways to build greater community adaptability, resilience, and capacity in the years ahead

Molokai Climate Change and Sea Level Adaptation & Resiliency (CCSLAR) Plan

PROJECT TEAM

Sust’āinable Molokai Project Team

  • Heather Place, Project Manager
  • Katy Mokuau, Project Manager
  • Harmonee Williams, Assistant Project Manager
  • Malia Akutagawa, JD, ESQ., Associate Professor of Law & Hawaiian Studies, Hui ʻĀina Momona, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • Matt Yamashita, Quazifilms
  • Momi Afelin, Thomas J. Watson Fellow
  • Jesica Yee, Project Assistant

Planning consultants: Townscape, Inc. (TSI)

  • Bruce Tsuchida, TSI President and Principal Planner
  • Sherri Hiraoka, TSI Vice President and Principal Planner

Engineering consultation: Sea Engineering (SEI)

  • Marc Ericksen, SEI Vice President
  • Andy Bohlander, Project Engineer

Molokai Climate Change and Sea Level Adaptation and Resiliency (CCSLAR) Plan is presented by Sustʻāinable Molokai in collaboration with our community partners

Molokai Climate Change and Sea Level Adaptation and Resiliency (CCSLAR Master Plan is funded through Maui County Office of Council Services
Sustʻāinable Molokai is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community development organization.

Sust’āinable Molokai

Sustʻāinable Molokai
PO Box 250
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Phone: (808) 560-5410
[email protected]

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