Guam- Governor Eddie Calvo will be off-island for about a week to work with various officials throughout the United States on environmental issues that affect Guam and the entire nation.
Calvo tells PNC he will be traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands sometime next week for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conference. He says the event deals with issues relating to the world’s oceans and coral reefs.
He will then take a separate trip to join over two dozen state, municipal and tribal officials that serve on a Presidential Task Force to address climate change in the U.S. and its territories. The governor feels he can bring a viewpoint from the central and western pacific on issues dealing with climate change preparedness.
“Part of our history as an island of people is living off the sea,” said Calvo. “That’s why it’s important as we deal with what is occurring now all over the globe when it comes to climate change, how it affects and impacts our people here locally.”
Calvo was appointed to serve on the task force by President Barack Obama. He adds that he will work with local officials on Guam and listen to concerns from experts from the neighboring islands before he presents any information to the task force.