Carbon Offset Symposium

Carbon Offset Symposium Flyer

On June 4, 2018, Governor David Ige signed into law Act 16, SLH 2018 which requires the Office of Planning in partnership with the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force to investigate and establish a framework  for a carbon offset program, through which revenues realized from the sale of carbon credits may be invested into projects to generate further carbon offset credits or enhance the State’s mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

In accordance with Act 16, SLH 2018, the Office of Planning partnered with AECOM Technical Services to conduct a Carbon Offset Symposium at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium on April 10, 2019.  The Carbon Offset Symposium provided an overview and introductory workshop for the public to learn about greenhouse gases; the role of greenhouse gas offset credits; the role of greenhouse gas registries, standards, and protocols; the role of greenhouse gas offset markets and financials; discuss Hawaii-based greenhouse gas reduction project examples; and discuss additional market based tools for greenhouse gas reduction.

Input gathered from the Carbon Offset Symposium will be included in a future report investigating the “Feasibility and Implications of Establishing a Carbon Offset Program for the State of Hawaii,” to the Hawaii State Legislature and the Hawaii Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Commission 20 days prior to the convening of the Regular Legislative Session of 2020.

Carbon Offset Symposium Resources

 Symposium VideosSymposium Presentation Slides
1. Opening RemarksWelcoming Remarks, Safety Moment, and Symposium OverviewWelcome and Safety Presentation Slides
2. Greenhouse Gases 101Greenhouse Gases 101Greenhouse Gases 101 Presentation Slides
3. Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Policy and InventoryHawaii Greenhouse Gas Policy and InventoryHawaii Greenhouse Gas Policy and Inventory Presentation Slides
4. Greenhouse Gas Offsets, Protocols, Standards, and RegistriesGreenhouse Gas Offsets, Protocols, Standards, and RegistriesGreenhouse Gas Offsets, Protocols, Standards, and Registries Presentation Slides
5. Greenhouse Gas Offset Markets and FinancialsGreenhouse Gas Offset Markets and FinancialsGreenhouse Gas Offset Markets and Financials Presentation Slides
6. Symposium Questions and AnswersQuestions and AnswersQ & A Presentation Slide
7. Hawaii-based Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project Example: DLNR-DOFAW Forestry Sequestration ProjectsDLNR-DOFAW Forestry SequestrationDLNR-DOFAW Forestry Sequestration Presentation Slides
8. Hawaii-based Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project Example: Hawaii Gas Methane Waste CaptureHawaii Gas Methane Waste CaptureHawaii Gas Methane Waste Capture Presentation Slides
9: Hawaii-based Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project Example: HECO Electric Vehicle Adoption Encouragement through Charging SystemsHECO Electric Vehicle Adoption Encouragement through Charging SystemsHECO Electric Vehicle Adoption Encouragement through Charging Systems Presentation Slides
10. Environmental JusticeEnvironmental JusticeEnvironmental Justice Presentation Slides
11. Hawaii-based Projects in the Context of Offset Creation Feasibility and Offset Gate KeyHawaii-based Projects in the Context of Offset Creation FeasibilityOffset Gate Key Presentation Slides
12. Additional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Market-based ToolsAdditional Market-based ToolsAdditional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Market-based Tools Presentation Slides
13. Act 16, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018 Overview and Next StepsAct 16, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018 Overview and Next StepsAct 16, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018 Overview Presentation Slides
14. Closing RemarksClosing Remarks(No Slides for Closing Remarks.)