VIDEO: Climate Change, Energy Sustainability Major Themes of Next Week’s UOG Sustainability Conference


Guam – Climate Change will be one of the major topics at the University of Guam’s annual “Island Sustainability”conference next week at the Hyatt.


The Keynote Speaker will be Ronald Jumeau who is the Seychelles Ambassador for Climate Change.

The Seychelles are a group of low lying islands in the India Ocean which are particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels.

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood says its important for all of us because climate change is already having an impact on low lying atolls in our region which may spur greater migration to Guam.


The other major focus of next week’s conference will be on energy.

Dr. Underwood says that some of the speakers will be questioning the Guam Power Authority’s planned switch from oil to liquid natural gas as the island’s primary fuel source.

More than 20 sessions will be held on local,  regional and global sustainability issued.

The Sustainability Conference will be held at the Hyatt next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15th and 16th.