Promoting action for island conservation and sustainable livelihoods by inspiring leadership, catalyzing commitments and facilitating collaboration among all islands.
Hawai'i Green Growth Initiative
Hawai’i Green Growth Initiative is a group of Hawai‘i leaders working together across government, business, academia and civil society to achieve targets in energy, food and eco(system) security for a sustainable, resilient and prosperous future in the Hawaiian islands. In support of the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan (http://www.hawaii2050.org/) and New Day Hawai`i (http://newdayhawaii.org/), these leaders are working to achieve ambitious targets for Hawai`i by 2030:
70% clean energy (40% from renewable resources, 30% from conservation)
double local food production (to 20-30% of food consumed locally)
reverse the trend of natural resource loss mauka to makai (from the mountains to the sea) – (more water; more reef fish; more healthy forests, streams & coastlines; no new extinctions of Hawaiian species)
increase local green jobs and education to implement these targets
Hawai`i is ready to serve as a US example of early action on green growth.
A working group of leaders from private and public entities across Hawai`i are collaborating on three key strategies to develop the state’s green economy.
Strengthen political support for action on Hawaii’s emerging green (and blue) growth initiatives at the state, national and international levels
Develop multi-sector partnerships to achieve Hawai`i green growth targets for energy, food and eco-security by 2030
Build Hawaii’s “global brand” as an early example of green growth, ready to learn and share with others around the world.
Hawai‘i can showcase a variety of successful large-scale green (and blue) initiatives and new projects underway at APEC, including a world-class marine conservation area, 11 watershed partnerships statewide to manage over 2.2 million acres with more than 60 public and private landowners and managers; multi-agency biosecurity programs; and innovative funding mechanisms to support these programs. Hawaii’s host culture provides guiding principles for collaborative action and self-sufficiency.