This study was commissioned by the State of Hawaii to examine best practices related to climate change and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). Hawaii is currently assessing its environmental review process to incorporate new developments in impact assessment and environmental management. The survey is intended to discover best practices on integrating climate change into EIA by asking knowledgeable and qualified individuals how climate change relates to EIAs; which impacts are most important to be addressed; who is currently researching this; and what, if any, existing EIAs exemplify integrating climate change. Knowledgeable individuals include, but are not limited to, those working in the fields of impact assessment, climate change, and environmental management as well as those working in local, state, national, or international levels of governments, and the private or non-profit sectors. The results of this survey will inform recommendations to the State legislature on whether and how to integrate the two, and will be made available online once the report is complete (expected to be in late fall).
As an individual knowledgeable of the environment, impact assessment, and climate change, we would greatly appreciate your perspective. Please answer each of the questions to the best of your knowledge. All of your responses will remain anonymous. A summary of the findings will be made available to survey participants who provide contact information. We ask that you please forward this to other relevant individuals you may know.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact Scott Glenn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (808) 780-4888, or visit the website at http://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/climate-change-and-eia/.
Responses may be submitted electronically to http://tiny.cc/CC_EIA or by fax or mail. To submit electronically, please visit the above URL to complete the survey and press submit at the bottom. To submit by fax or mail, please fax to (808) 956-6870 or mail to:
Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Hawaii, Manoa
2424 Maile Way, Room 107
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Thank you for your consideration and participation.