The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a holistic framework for environmental, social, and economic priorities, embodying Hawai‘i’s systems-based approach. Hawai‘i’s Aloha+ Challenge is a localized framework for the SDGs, and is now recognized as a place-based model that can be scaled to support implementation.

The Aloha+ Challenge was recognized as a sustainability model through International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Resolution. Through the Island Resilience Initiative, Hawai‘i is partnering with the Global Island Partnership, UN Development Programme, and other partners to scale the Aloha+ Challenge as a locally and culturally appropriate model to meet the UN 2030 Agenda.

“Hawai‘i’s Aloha+ Challenge is an island-led solution that offers integrated, locally and culturally appropriate models to implement the UN sustainable development goals.” — H.E. Tommy E. Remenegsau Jr., President of Palau