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Committee to explore tools to fight climate change

The Maui News

An organization dedicated to sustainability will discuss tools for addressing climate change during a Maui County Council Climate Action, Resilience and Environment Committee meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, committee Chairwoman Kelly Takaya King announced.

Representatives from ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability will present on resources such as Circle City Scan, which helps governments identify opportunities to promote a circular economy, and ClearPath, an online platform for greenhouse gas inventories, said King, who recently joined the board of directors for ICLEI USA, a network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainability.

“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.

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.

The committee also will accept written testimony. For instructions on submitting written testimony, visit mauicounty.us/testify/.

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