Islands are living laboratories for innovation and scalable solutions to complex global challenges, connecting generations of indigenous knowledge and systems-thinking with modern science and technology.

Hawai‘i Green Growth is a sustainability hub that brings together diverse partners to catalyze scalable green growth solutions for the UN 2030 Agenda. Hawai‘i’s Aloha+ Challenge and integrated sustainability approach can be applied internationally to other islands, U.S. cities, subnational regions, and major economies.

Through the Island Resilience Initiative and strategic initiatives, Hawai‘i Green Growth is partnering to scale the island models like the Aloha+ Challenge to support local SDG delivery. Hawai‘i Green Growth, the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and Global Island Partnership signed a Memorandum of Understanding to uplift island models using the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Hawai‘i’s Aloha+ Challenge as a shared platform for action, communication, and global impact.

Hawai‘i Green Growth, Kamehameha Schools, and the University of Hawai‘i signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support educational pathways for next generation leaders from the “lo’i kalo to the UN.” This partnership serves as platform to elevate educational, environmental, cultural and community outcomes, and advance local and global sustainability goals.

“Hawai‘i becomes this hub for global sustainability solutions where indigenous knowledge tested over a thousand years is multiplied against the power of science and technology. Through this, we can share one of Hawai‘i’s greatest assets, which is that our culture is still kind. The sail plan for the hub in Hawai‘i has already been mapped out by the Aloha+ Challenge. It is the sail plan that leads us to better leadership decisions, better policies, and is a way for all of us to be part of something special and work together to meet the challenges we face.” Nainoa Thompson stated in a video message marking the launch of HGG UN Local2030 Sustainability Hub.

Palau President Tommy E. Remengasau, Jr. and State of Hawai‘i Governor David Ige announce Island Resilience Initiative

Leadership from the Global Island Partnership, Polynesian Voyaging Society launch MOU partnership for island solutions on the global agenda

Leadership and teams from Kamehameha Schools, University of Hawai‘i, and Hawaii Green Growth launch MOU partnership to support next generation sustainability leaders.