2019 Senate Legislative Program
We, the Hawai'i State Senate, are devoted to the protection and sustainability of our people, communities, natural resources, and economic prosperity. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are key factors in achieving these objectives and are at the heart of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is a plan of action for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.
Hawai'i remains at the forefront in addressing sustainability and climate change challenges. During the Regular Session of 2018, we furthered our role as a global leader by adopting Senate Resolution No. 11, which endorses and adopts the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the Senate. In the upcoming Regular Session of 2019, we will continue to advance high priority areas of policy in Hawai'i that will improve our communities.
As we enter the first year of the Thirtieth Legislative Biennium, we have an opportunity to build upon the successes of the 2018 Regular Session, as well as pursue new ideas and initiatives. One such initiative is to focus on seven of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to address areas of current need in our communities and continue momentum toward statewide adoption and implementation of all 17 Goals.