Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan
Priority Actions and Intermediate Steps: Target Date 2020
About these priority actions
These nine (9) strategic items were identified by the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Task Force as essential “next steps” towards creating Hawai‘i’s preferred future. They are ranked in priority order. These strategic actions are not all of the necessary activities to create a sustainable future for Hawai‘i; but are essential to address immediately to ensure our goals are met in 2050. The Task Force identified the year 2020 as a target date to meet our interim goals.
About the 2020 suggested benchmarks
Below you will find a sampling of suggested benchmarks to measure progress in implementing the priority actions. We anticipate that some of these benchmarks will be a useful starting point while others may be changed or modified as more information becomes available. However, even without complete information, the Task Force believed that it is critical to have numerical targets inserted at the outset, so that the dialogue on sustainability goals can begin now.
We recommend the Sustainability Council modify, correct, and improve upon these benchmarks as one of their first orders of business. Through expert testimony, obtaining and evaluating baseline data, and discussions with government and private institutions with knowledge in these areas, they can finalize and ratify the benchmarks as official 2020 priority actions and targets.
These benchmarks are intended to initiate discussion rather than be approved or ratified immediately. Additional benchmarks for each priority item can and should be added by the Sustainability Council if appropriate. Where available, we use official government benchmarks that are already established.
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