Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan
The State of Hawaiʻi Office of Planning’s Statewide Sustainability Program is updating the Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan to serve as the state’s sustainability and climate strategic action plan; align the state’s goals, policies, and actions with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; and recommend sustainability and climate change actions for 2020–2030.
To ensure that the plan reflects a sustainable and achievable vision, the State of Hawaiʻi Office of Planning is renewing the Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan for the decade ahead. The revised plan will guide the coordination and implementation of Hawaiʻi’s sustainability and climate adaptation goals, principles, and policies, pursuant to Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §226-65. It will also provide recommendations for a sustainable and resilient economic recovery for Hawaiʻi.
We want to hear from you! The public is invited to participate to learn about the Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan and contribute to its revision process.
Please join us at one of the virtual statewide information sharing sessions below. To register online, click on the date and time for the session that best aligns with your schedule and/or interests.
Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan
Statewide Virtual Information Sharing Sessions
If you cannot participate in the virtual statewide Information Sharing Sessions but would like to contribute to the plan update, a survey is also available to solicit initial feedback through a short online survey, which will be open until September 23, 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hawaii2050.
History of the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan:
Act 8, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2005 established the Hawai‘i Sustainability Task Force and directed the task force to develop a Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan to address the vital needs of Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan.
Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan (2008)
The Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan was published in 2008 by the State Auditor and the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Task Force and served as a long-range plan for Hawai‘i to prepare for global warming, climate impact planning, and sustainability planning.
The plan encourages the use of renewable energy, reducing Hawai‘i’s greenhouse gases, promoting water conservation and reuse, advocating for waste reduction, increasing Hawai‘i’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.
To review the 2008 Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan, click here!
Ten Year Measurement Update of the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan (2018)
Act 8, Special Session Laws of Hawai‘i 2005 called for the Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan, by performing a measurement of the indicators and metrics set forth by the Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i’s 2050 Sustainability Plan.
To review the 2018 Ten Year Measurement Update of the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan, click here!