Stanford University

Makena Coffman, Ph.D. (2008 Climate Summit)



Hawaii Climate Summit

The Environmental Law Program, William Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i, Manoa. Focus Hawai‘i: UH Climate Change Teach In. January 30, 2008. The event was held prior to the U.S. climate summit: the U.S.-initiated Major Economies Meeting at the East West Center on Jan. 30-31, 2008.

Makena Coffman, UH Faculty, Dept of Urban and Regional Planning

Assistant Professor for the University of Hawaii Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Duties include instructing graduate courses in environmental planning and related research. Research interests include environmental externalities and market-based mechanisms and other policy solutions; climate change mitigation; island climate resiliency; and energy policy

• PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaii

• BA in International Relations from Stanford University

• Specializes in regional economy-environment modeling with expertise in climate change mitigation and energy policy

• Serves as a Member of 10-person State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Task Force that is developing Hawaii’s work plan for reaching 1990 levels of emissions by 2020

• Chairs the State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Task Force Analysis Committee, bringing University expertise to the State planning process

• Research Associate with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization

• Affiliate Faculty with the UHM Public Policy Center and the Matsunaga Institute of Peace

• Founding board member of Kanu Hawaii, kanuhawaii.org

Director/Producer/Videographer: Henry Curtis

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