Governor Ige has kept his promise to protect and conserve our environment.
Established the Sustainable Hawai‘i Intiative which sets concrete and measurable goals through sound resource management.
Fostered cultural and environmental stewardship from the mountains to the sea and has successfully protected nearly 40,000 acres of watershed forests on Kaua’i, O’ahu, Moloka’i and Hawai’i islands.
Developed plans to effectively manage 30% of nearshore ocean waters and watershed protection to sustain our way of life by 2030.
Oversaw the final negotiation to purchase a conservation easement to protect and preserve Turtle Bay Mauka from future development and secured public access.
Protected and more efficiently used our fresh water supply through conservation and reuse for agriculture, urban and coastal areas.
Sponsored the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress bringing thousands of environmental leaders and decision-makers, government, indigenous peoples, business, and academia together to advance the goals of conserving the environment, developing solutions and addressing global challenges.
Improving state parks for public use and enjoyment.
Is developing a stronger interagency biosecurity policy and infrastructure plan to protect Hawai‘i against invasive species by 2027.