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Publications

ICAP synthesizes its work in reports, outreach materials, and white papers, which are available to everyone for reference. Below you can find a list of ICAP’s publications since its establishment in January 2009, beginning with the most recent.

August 2012

ICAP envisions this briefing sheet as an objective, compact, and up-to-date resource for researchers, decision- makers, and the general public. The report also provides key updates on each major policy and discusses selected county initiatives.
 

Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai‘i: Adaptive Tools in the Current Law and Policy Framework

February 2012

Climate trends observed today are a threat to Hawai‘i’s water resources. Adaptation measures are necessary to increase resilience to such threats. Thus, prudent planning will ensure that Hawai‘i has policies and procedures in place to account for climate trends, variability, and uncertainty. This paper identifies adaptive characteristics embedded within Hawai‘i’s existing water law and policy regime and proposes twelve tools to improve climate adaptation for the benefit of Hawai‘i’s water resources.

 
 

Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use in Hawai‘i: A Policy Tool Kit for State and Local Governments

December 2011

The purpose of this Tool Kit is to identify and explain key land use policy tools for state and local government agencies and officials to facilitate leadership and action in support of sea-level rise adaptation in Hawai‘i.

 
 

Climate Change and Regulatory Takings in Coastal Hawai‘i

September 2011

A critical aspect of the interaction between climate change and the law is the requirement under the U.S. and Hawai‘i Constitutions that the government compensate private property owners for unpermitted “takings” of their properties. This report assesses the current state of takings law in Hawai’i and its impact on coastal development and shoreline retreat.

 

Climate Change in the Federated States of Micronesia: Food and Water Security, Climate Risk Management, and Adaptive Strategies

June 2010

Dr. Chip Fletcher of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Bruce Richmond of the US Geological Survey present the results of their research and a three-week assessment in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The study identifies chronic problems and management issues associated with sea-level rise, drought, and other climate change effects in the FSM, and offers adaptive management strategies.

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image- Hawai‘i’s Changing Climate Briefing Sheet, 2010

Hawai‘i’s Changing Climate Briefing Sheet, 2010

March 2010

Prepared by Dr. Chip Fletcher of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, this briefing sheet describes how global climate change is influencing Hawai‘i’s climate, as published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and in government reports and websites.

image- A Framework for Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai‘i

A Framework for Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai‘i

November 2009

Prepared by ICAP and the Hawai‘i Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP) Working Group, the Framework encourages and facilitates coordinated climate change adaptation planning for state and local agencies, policy-makers and federal, business and community partners.

Climate Change & the Impacts to Food & Agriculture2009Food and agriculture are particularly vulnerable to climate change.  This fact sheet outlines the ways in which Hawai‘i’s food security is threatened by climate change, and offers some example strategies to increase resiliency and meet our needs in a changing climate. 
image- Shoreline Impacts, Setback Policy & Sea Level Rise Shoreline Impacts, Setback Policy & Sea Level RiseApril 2009ICAP prepared this white paper at the request of Hawai‘i State Senator Shan Tsutsui, whose office sought a technical evaluation of Senate Bill 468, 2009 relating to shoreline setbacks. The document includes an overview of county setback policies in Hawai‘i and a review of setback rules adopted by other US states, as well as policy solutions and strategies to enact better measures.

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