Act 8 of 2005 established the Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Task Force and provided for the development of a sustainability plan to address the vital needs of Hawai'i through the year 2050 and beyond. The 25 member task force, comprised of public and private representatives with a diverse range of experience recommended the Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Plan, with a long-term action agenda, for adoption by the State Legislature. In 2008, the Public Policy Center was commissioned to review the Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Plan (Act 225, 2008 Session Laws of Hawai'i) and (1) develop defined data, data sources, and benchmarks for each of the major goals; (2) consult with leaders and organizations relevant to each of the main goals of the H2050 Plan; and (3) report findings and recommendations to the 2010 Legislature.
Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Plan Update - Full Report & Appendices (pdf)
Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Plan Update - Full Report (pdf)
Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Plan Update - Appendices (pdf)
On January 12, 2010, the Public Policy Center hosted an Informational Briefing for the Legislature and the public at the Hawai'i State Capitol. The briefing featured 3 panels to discuss the reality and the future of sustainability in Hawai'i. Over 100 people participated, including 15 legislators.
|Senator Kokubun offered opening remarks to the audience at the Hawai'i 2050 Informational Briefing||Panel 1: County Voices on the H2050 Plan & Sustainability|
|Panel 2: Community Voices on Balancing the Triple Bottom Line for a Sustainable Hawai'i||Participants at the Informational Briefing|
|Dr. Maxine Burkett (UH School of Law) offered closing remarks||Neil Hannahs (Kamehameha Schools) at the Open Space Networking Session after the Informational Briefing|