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Chaminade University kicks off United Nations partnership with lectures on sustainability, wellness

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Dr. Lance Askildson, Provost of Chaminade University; Dr. Lynn Babington, President of Chaminade University; Nikhil Seth, Executive Director for UN Institute for Training and Research; and Estrella Merlos, Global Head for the Road Safety Training Initiative, UN Institute for Training and Research

Act now is the punchline of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Scientists say that while the world has made strides in reducing the cost of renewables, it is well behind where it needs to be in the transition off fossil fuels. To help tackle these issues, Chaminade University has partnered with the United Nations to open a new CIFAL regional training center in Honolulu. It will offer education and programs related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including climate action.

They’re kicking off a lecture series next week featuring local leaders in sustainability. Gail Grabowsky, Dean of Chaminade’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Chaminade student and Hōkūleʻa student navigator Lucy Lee shared how the talks will help get us closer to our climate goals.

This interview aired on The Conversation on April 8, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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