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.