Hawai‘i 2050 Task Force

ABOUT HAWAI‘I 2050

Hawai‘i 2050 seeks to engage in a dynamic and inclusive process, reaching out to all communities in a variety of settings to ensure maximum participation and communication.

Planning for a New Sustainable Hawaii.
The development of the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan is long overdue. Hawaii has changed dramatically over the past three decades when the first Hawai‘i State Plan (PDF) was adopted in 1978.

Today, there is an urgent need to assess the visionary guidance of the Hawai‘i State Plan in light of major global changes that have altered the lives of all of us who call Hawaii home. The Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan is one of the most comprehensive and important public policy and strategic planning activities embarked on by State government in three decades. The State Auditor has been designated to oversee this challenging task.

Objectives
In looking forward to the future of our state, the objectives of Hawai‘i 2050 are to:
Create a new state planning process that will:
(1) guide the decisions of our policymakers, our communities, and individuals to create a sustainable Hawaii; and
(2) reflect the collective values, priorities, and aspirations of residents throughout the State about the kind of Hawaii we want.
Engage and involve as many residents as possible in an open and meaningful discussion about Hawaii’s preferred future.
Establish a mechanism to ensure that our unique islands and way of life are maintained and sustained for current and future generations to enjoy.

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