Working with Climate Change and Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
3:00–4:00 pm HST | 9:00–10:00 pm EDT
Hybrid Event: 258 Moore Hall and Online

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Are you interested in helping to fight climate change and promote sustainability? Want to learn more about how companies are trying to reduce carbon emissions and implement better energy policy in the Asia-Pacific region? On Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00–4:00 pm HST, Ken Haig (Head, Energy & Environmental Policy, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Amazon Web Services) joined us to share how he is helping to chart AWS’s path to 100% renewable energy by 2025 and net carbon neutrality by 2040 and how you can prepare for careers in this exciting field. The discussion was moderated by Kristi Govella (Director, Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa).

Ken Haig was born and raised in Hawai‘i. He is currently based in the Tokyo office of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and travels extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region addressing energy and environmental policy in multiple countries. Before he joined AWS, Ken helped to launch the Asia-Pacific business for Opower, a startup that pioneered the blending of behavioral science and data science to promote large-scale energy management programs. Prior to that, he was a US-based academic teaching and researching comparative politics and public policy at UC Berkeley, Harvard University, and Bard College. Ken has a B.A. in History from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

This event was part of the Careers in Asia-Pacific Affairs Speaker Series, which is cosponsored by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, East Asia National Resource Center, Center for Pacific Island Studies, and Department of Asian Studies.

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