Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan
Establish an implementing entity – The Sustainability Council.
The Sustainability Council will be a continuing, governmental organization with a budget and staff. These resources will be essential to carrying forward the Hawai‘i 2050 Plan, measuring results and building a publicly accessible bank of knowledge about sustainability. The specific responsibilities, budget, revenue source and authorities of the body will be determined by the Legislature.
If the Legislature passes a law establishing the Sustainability Council, it would make Hawai‘i a national leader in pursuing sustainability in a serious, strategic way. It is the single most important action that the Legislature can take to advance the cause of sustainability and move Hawai‘i towards its preferred future. It will also further cross-sector dialogue and accountability on these vital issues.
In keeping with Hawai‘i 2050’s spirit of the “people’s plan,” the Task Force recommends that the Council be a diverse cross-section of individuals, most of whom would be nominated by the public. A broad range of public representation on the Sustainability Council will ensure open communications and cross-sector dialogue among the stakeholders, a crucial factor in moving Hawai‘i toward sustainability.
Ultimately, the Council will serve as a focal point for action – a central entity, responsive to the public that will help Hawai‘i navigate us towards a sustainable future.
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