Governor David Y. Ige is the eighth governor of the State of Hawaiʻi. He is focused on improving the lives of Hawaiʻi’s people and making the islands a place future generations choose to call home. Under his leadership, the state has aggressively led the fight to address the climate crisis. He was the first US governor to commit in legislation his state to upholding its share of the US’s commitment to the Paris Agreement. He is an enthusiastic member of the US Climate Alliance and Under2 Coalition, working with other US governors and world leaders to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Paris Agreement. Gov. Ige advanced the Hawaiʻi Clean Energy Initiative by being the first state to commit to achieving 100 percent clean energy for electricity by 2045, making Hawaiʻi a world leader in renewable energy by setting forth one of the most ambitious clean energy goals. Gov. Ige will be attending COP26 to share Hawaiʻi’s progress as a climate leader and continue to build relationships and connections with other world leaders in this collective effort to fight the climate crisis.
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