GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill Signing SB 559 and HB 1578

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases
WHAT: BILL SIGNING
SB 559 expands strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide in alignment with the principles and goals adopted in the Paris Agreement. 
HB 1578 establishes the Carbon Farming Task Force within the Office of Planning to identify agricultural and aquacultural practices to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration in the state’s agricultural and aquaculturally sectors.
 
Also, county mayors will sign a commitment agreement to follow the goals enshrined in the Paris climate accord.
 
WHO:           
  • Gov. David Ige
  • Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell
  • Representatives from the offices of:
Hawai‘i Island Mayor Harry Kim
Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa
Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho
Members of the House and Senate
                       
WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  State Capitol Rotunda
**This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige
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Media Contacts:
Jodi Leong
Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
Mobile: 808-798-3929
 
Cindy McMillan
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0012
Mobile: 808-265-7974