News and Announcements

September 25 – October 28, 2020 Office of Planning For Immediate Release: September 18, 2020   HONOLULU—The State of Hawaiʻi Office of Planning (OP) Statewide Sustainability Program is pleased to announce a series of virtual statewide Information Sharing Sessions to inform everyone about the Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan (the Plan). The Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan ...
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Mahalo to the Hawai‘i State Legislature for passing and to Governor Ige for enacting ACT 45, Session Laws of Hawai‘i 2020. Among other modernizations to the State’s Office of Planning included in this law, this law formally establishes the State of Hawai’i’s first Statewide Sustainability Program to assist the State of Hawai‘i coordinate Hawai‘i’s many ...
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The report on the Feasibility And Implications Of Establishing a Carbon Offset Program for the State of Hawaiʻi was released, pursuant to Act 16, Session Laws of Hawaiʻi 2018 to investigate the feasibility for the Hawaiʻi state government to foster additional greenhouse gas reductions through carbon offset credits. The report provides an overview of greenhouse ...
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The Office of Planning’s Hawaii Statewide Geographic Information System (GIS) Program received a Special Achievement in GIS award at the 2019 Esri User Conference in San Diego! Hawaii’s GIS Program, which works in partnership with the State Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), was recognized in particular for its Open Geospatial Data Portal (https://geoportal.hawaii.gov), use ...
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The report Assessing The Feasibility And Implications Of Managed Retreat Strategies For Vulnerable Coastal Areas In Hawaiʻi was commissioned by the Ocean Resources Management Plan Action Team to assess the feasibility and implications of implementing managed retreat strategies. The report examines managed retreat programs that have been successfully implemented in post-catastrophic events and from chronic ...
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