The Hawai‘i Green Growth network was established in advance of the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to identify green growth policy priorities for an island economy. Hawai‘i’s history of systems thinking and traditional knowledge are the bedrock of Hawai‘i Green Growth, and guide a trust-based framework for priority-setting and action. Hawai‘i Green Growth partners identified the following strategic priorities for 2018-2020.

  • Advance public-private policy priorities that create shared value and catalyze at least two major cross-sector initiatives.
  • Engage communities and students through open-data and the Aloha+ Dashboard to empower and accelerate statewide action.
  • Increase Hawai‘i’s resilience to climate change and natural disasters to meet the Paris Agreement, and develop an innovative and holistic resiliency model in the Ala Wai Watershed.
  • Build pathways to cultivate next generation local-global leadership on sustainability solutions grounded in systems-thinking and traditional knowledge.