Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan

Act 8, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2005 established the Hawaii Sustainability Task Force and directed the task force to develop a Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan to address the vital needs of Hawaii through the year 2050 and beyond.  This 25 member task force comprised of public and private stakeholders which a diverse range of experience worked with the State Auditor to develop the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan.

Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan (2008)

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The Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan was published in 2008 by the State Auditor and the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force and served as a long-range plan for Hawaii to prepare for global warming, climate impact planning, and sustainability planning.

The plan encourages the use of renewable energy, reducing Hawaii’s greenhouse gases, promoting water conservation and reuse, advocating for waste reduction, increasing Hawaii’s food security, supporting clean transportation, promoting pedestrian and bicycle accessibility, encouraging smart-growth, planning for sea level rise, stressing the need for affordable housing, encouraging a diversified economy, and supporting our indigenous Native Hawaiian culture.

Ten Year Measurement Update of the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan (2018)

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Act 8, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2005 called for the Hawaii Sustainability 2050 Plan to be updated by the State Auditor with the assistance of the Office of Planning every ten years.

As a part of the launch of the Office of Planning’s Sustainability program, the Office of Planning assisted the State Auditor with the 2018 Update to the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan, by performing a measurement of the indicators and metrics set forth by the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan and evaluating the plan’s progress between 2008-2017.  This Ten Year Measurement Update serves as an informal, decennial update and baseline for Hawaii’s 2050 Sustainability Plan.