ICP-Led Publications + Resources

The Institute for Climate and Peace leads and co-creates research-based publications to inform and educate our communities on evolving climate impacts and efforts to build peace.

  • Climate Action

    Forging Climate Solutions: How to Accelerate Action Across America

    Forging Climate Solutions offers concrete recommendations within each of these strategies, including weaving frontline communities and Indigenous Knowledge into research on controlling pollution and managing the impacts of climate change, a value at the core of our mission at ICP. Additional recommendations — such as supporting effective nature-based climate solutions, building capacity for climate action by engaging diverse voices and removing barriers, and empowering diverse and trusted messengers to communicate climate change issues that resonate with specific communities — are of special relevance to our dedicated work advancing climate resilience and peace across the Hawai‘i-Pacific-Asia region.

    ICP has served the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) Commission on Accelerating Climate Action and its publications since 2021. 

    October 2023

  • Indigenous

    Kūkulu Ola Hou: To Rebuild, Reinstate, and Revitalize the Spirit of Health

    Indigenous Languages 2022–2032 (IDIL), a multilingual collection of articles has been released, with the aim of assessing the status of Indigenous languages in research. Materialized in the book, the State-of-the-Art of Indigenous Languages In Research was published in 2022 to help launch the IDIL worldwide, ICP’s Kealoha Fox was selected by UNESCO to highlight Indigenous customs, rituals, and practices relating to Kānaka ʻŌiwi wisdom and traditional medicine as necessary solutions for greater health and wellbeing.

    By Kealoha Fox

    July 18, 2022

  • Security

    Climate, Peace, and Security in the Pacific-Asia Region

    This white paper explores the link between climate change, environmental security threats, and positive peacebuilding in the Pacific-Asia region. The research examines six environmental security threats that exacerbate environmental degradation, human insecurity, and conflict. The publication proposes specific and regional examples that deconstruct environmental security threats by centering positive peace, uplifting important patterns that demonstrate how just, peaceful, and sustainable long-term climate change solutions can fundamentally occur. 

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    By Katherine Waters

    May 16, 2023

  • Women

    The Significance of Women and Mother-Led Social Change in the Pacific-Asia Region

    This white paper reviews and analyzes the significance of channeling the inherent power, wisdom, ingenuity, and leadership of women and mothers in the Pacific-Asia Region to better advance climate action and build positive peace. By energizing women-led efforts, maternal activism, multigenerational relationships, grassroots organizing, community-centered approaches, multilateral dialogue, culturally-responsive practices, and restorative healing, we can ensure that the futures we are walking into are intentionally just, inclusive, sustainable, and peaceful. 

    By Healani Goo

    October 10, 2022

  • Migration

    Resident of Hawaiʻi’s Climate Decisions to Remain or Retreat

    The research publication examines the social and psychological factors underlying the decisions of coastal residents in Hawaiʻi to consider migration in response to increasing climate-related threats. Of the data collected, seven main themes showed across the majority of the interviews: rootedness, safety and security, uncertainty and fear, first hand observation of changes, solastalgia, distrust and resentment, and legacy.

    By Bella Pucker

    March 15, 2023

  • Multigenerational

    What if we nurtured and cared for Earth the way we do our children?

    Climate work is not about diluted commitments coldly discussed in a boardroom. It is about knowing and feeling all that is at stake — like parenthood.

    This column is part of an opinion piece written by members of ICP’s senior leadership. A condensed format was published on Earth Day 2022 in USA Today.

    By Maya Soetoro, Kealoha Fox, and Zelda Keller

    April 22, 2022