For immediate release: March 1, 2021
Press Release by:
Kelly Takaya King, Chair
Climate Action, Resilience and Environment Committee
Local Governments for Sustainability to present on Wednesday
KIHEI, Hawaii—The Climate Action, Resilience and Environment Committee will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. to receive a presentation on tools to address climate change from ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability, Chair Kelly Takaya King announced today.
King recently joined the board of directors for ICLEI USA, a network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainability. She said ICLEI representatives will present on resources such as Circle City Scan, which helps local governments identify opportunities to promote a circular economy, and ClearPath, an online platform for greenhouse gas inventories.
“I’m honored to join this forward-thinking group and excited to drive local action for low-emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development in Maui County,” King said. “ICLEI’s ClearPath and Circle City Scan tools can help make communities more resilient, and I look forward to our committee learning how they can be applied here.”
Maui County Council Resolution 20-108, adopted last year, endorsed a transition to a circular economy marked by equitable, environmentally sound growth, King said.
King said the meeting agenda also includes an operational and budgetary review of the Office of the Mayor’s new Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience Office.
Members of the public can view the meeting on Akaku Channel 53 or provide testimony via the video conference link or phone number listed on the meeting agenda at MauiCounty.us/agendas.
In addition to receiving testimony by phone or video conference, the committee will accept written testimony. For instructions on submitting written testimony, please visit http://mauicounty.us/testify/.
For more information, visit Mauicounty.us or contact the Office of Council Services at (808)270-7838.