Member since 2017
Hawai'i Governor Green | US Climate Alliance
From the Governor

We are committed to pursuing climate change strategies that are equitable, culturally responsive, and resilient. This includes looking at the resiliency of the power grid, renewable energy, sustainable transportation, land use planning, sea level rise, health, natural and cultural resource impacts, and much more. We have taken action and dedicated resources for these vital efforts — but we can’t do it alone.

Gov. Josh Green

Hawai'i Climate Action at a Glance

Hawai’i is advancing high-impact climate policies, actions, and regulations across the Alliance’s 10 key policy areas. These solutions centered around equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition are being deployed at scale to safeguard public health, grow the U.S. economy, and secure a net-zero future.


This list includes both statutory and executive policies and actions that Hawai’i has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022). 

  • Lead by Example programs & goals
  • Economy-wide GHG goal
  • Carbon negative goal
  • Energy efficiency portfolio standards
  • Energy code and appliance efficiency standards
  • 25% reduction in electricity consumption in
    state government buildings by 2025
  • Green and/or resilient infrastructure bank
  • 100% clean electricity generation goal
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • NWL in state GHG inventory
  • Conserve at least 30% of land and
    coastal waters by 2030
  • Commit to large scale restoration of forests and other locally indigenous ecosystems
  • Increase tree canopy in disadvantaged and/ or heat vulnerable communities by at least 40% by 2030 to mitigate urban heat island effects
  • Increase consumption of food produced within the jurisdiction to at least 20-30% of food consumed by 2030
  • Statewide resilience or adaptation plan
  • Resilience offices or interagency bodies
  • 100% ZEV new light-duty sales by 2035
  • 100% ZEV light-duty public fleets by 2035
  • 100% zero-emission public/government-owned transit bus fleets by 2030
  • 100% zero-emission med- & heavy-duty public fleets by 2050, where technically feasible

Want To Learn More?

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of climate 

actions across each policy priority, 

explore the U.S. Climate Alliance Policy Database.