Navahine v. HDOT: The Legal Battle for Climate Justice

A very special evening with youth plaintiff Pahonu, Retired Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Michael Wilson, and Marti Townsend, attorney at Earthjustice, discussing the youth climate lawsuit Navahine v. HDOT. These engaged, committed, articulate youth of Hawaii took legal steps asking the Hawaii Department of Transportation to have a PLAN to address the climate crisis. Find out more about this landmark constitutional climate change case from this March 19, 2024 webinar recording.

Lawsuit Update: On June 20, 2024 in a joint press conference with Governor Green and the Hawaii Department of Transportation Director Ed Sniffen, youth plaintiffs and their attorneys announced the first constitutional climate settlement of its kind in the world.  The Settlement Agreement in Navahine v. HDOT confirms that youth have constitutional rights to a clean and healthful environment, and that the state of Hawaii has an obligation to protect youth’s interest in a stable climate.

Music and Voices on Climate Change from the Pacific

Famed Hawaiian musician, activist, and University of Hawaii professor, Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio performs Hawaiian music and presents the Kanaka Maoli perspective on Climate Change. He is accompanied by his daughter, Kanaka Maoli activist and nationally renowned spoken word poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, and his son, accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist Duncan Kamakana o Na Kuahiwi Osorio. Enjoy this very special program of Music and Voices on Climate Change from the Pacific for Earth Day Live 2020.

Climate Change, Agriculture, and Infectious Disease with Dr. Chip Fletcher

Dr. Chip Fletcher of UH Manoa School of Oceanography, Earth Science, and Technology (SOEST) from Earth Day Live 2020 on the topic of Climate Change, Agriculture, and Infectious Diseases.

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