Hawai‘i Green Growth (HGG) is a United Nations Local2030 hub that brings together diverse stakeholders committed to economic, social and environmental priorities. Our work seeks to connect generations of indigenous knowledge and systems-thinking with modern science, technology, and policy to support scalable solutions that can be applied globally.

As a Local2030 sustainability hub, Hawai‘i Green Growth public-private partners are collaborating to advance:

  • Hawai‘i’s statewide Aloha+ Challenge sustainability and climate goals
  • Open-data impact Dashboard with agreed indicators
  • Joint policy priorities, innovative financing, and resilient infrastructure solutions
  • Educational pathways for the next generation of leaders
  • Scalable island models to achieve the UN SDGs and Paris Agreement

HGG formed in response to the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Honolulu to identify green growth priorities and advance a green economy within an island context. In November 2018, the UN invited HGG to become one of the world’s first Local2030 sustainability hubs – and the first Island and Pacific hub. This recognizes the collective achievements of the HGG public-private partnership through the Aloha+ Challenge, a local framework to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).