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Governor’s Office – Media Advisory – Bill Signing: Carbon neutral goal, carbon offset program and climate change planning

Posted on Jun 1, 2018 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

Point panic map

WHAT:           Bill signing – Three bills that create a goal to make Hawaiʻi carbon neutral by 2045, establish a carbon offset program, and require addressing sea level rise in environmental impact statements:


  • HB2182 – Makes Hawaiʻi carbon neutral by 2045 and establishes the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force.


  • HB1986 – Creates a framework for a carbon offset program that allows for carbon credits through global carbon sequestration protocols.


  • HB2106 – Requires sea level rise analysis in environmental impact statements before building projects.


WHO:             Governor David Ige

Key legislators

County leaders


WHEN:          Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.


WHERE:         Point Panic (see attached map)

This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at


Media Contacts:

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]