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Annex 1

Track A

Extractive 1 – Mining and Energy

Recognising that the growing number of consumers and the emerging economies are both leading an unprecedented demand and competition for minerals and energy, the extractive industries, by their nature, are long-term ventures and require long term healthy relationships with communities, the public sector and other relevant stakeholders;

This sectoral discussion recommends:

The development of formal innovative partnerships with key triangular relationships between government, private sector and communities inclusive of other stakeholders i.e. women, youth and children. Negotiations for such key triangular relationships should take place at an early stage, have longevity as a prerequisite and be genuine in the consultative processes hence leading to the empowerment of Communities and NGOs.

The promotion of traditional land ownership as the primordial owners of natural resources. This valuation of land should not be changed without a thorough and transparent consultative process.

The revisiting and refined of existing sustainable development indicators that track progress in nation building.

The region should look at capacity building projects in science skills linked to mineral and energy development to enable the region to maximize opportunities for sustainable people-centered green/blue economies.

Policy and law should be developed focusing on the concepts of fairness and reasonableness with respect to natural resource wealth benefits. Added parameters could include supporting green innovation from mineral and energy generated wealth and using legal and fiscal instruments to encourage energy efficient methodologies and environmental technologies.

Track B

Extractive 2 – Fisheries and Forestry

Recognising the challenges Pacific Island Countries face due to unsustainable extraction of forest and fisheries resources and the lack of enforcement capacity, resources and a subsequent commitment to invest in these sectors.

This sectoral discussion recommends:

To develop new commitment to the effective implementation of existing national, regional and international plans and agreements.

To take action and create and engage in relevant programmes at the national level which would promote sustainable development such as plant a million trees or the expansion of the network of Locally Managed Marine Areas, such as the Phoenix Island Protected Area.

Noting that these sectors generate substantial revenue in many countries that is not being re-invested – to ensure sufficient resourcing to ensure.

Track C

Tourism

Tourism planning and input into respective public sector policies will lead the integration of Green Growth principles into the sectoral development plans and subsequently the implementation of a people-centered green/blue economy.

This would mean the following:

  1. Leadership
  2. Development and support of Infrastructure conducive towards the development of the Tourism sector in the rural and urban areas
  3. Bridging the digital divide in promoting more accessible Information, Communication and Telecommunications technologies
  4. Providing incentives to assist and support the integration of Green Growth principles into this sector
  5. Providing business incentives and training for young local tourism entrepreneurs
  6. Partnerships
  7. Building and consolidating public-private and private-private partnerships are critical
  8. Promoting community awareness and community participation adds greater value to the quality of service in the Tourism industry
  9. Sharing of best practices will only improve the standard and quality of service in this particular sector.
  10. A critical Focus on the development of eco-tourism in the Pacific region will enhance the sustainability of this particular sector in the medium to long term
  11. Emphasizing the inter-linkages between Tourism and Agriculture, Fisheries will only contribute towards a sustainable and holistic development policy framework for the Pacific

Innovation

The following innovative measures in the Tourism sector are more conducive towards the implementation or the realisation of sustainable development:

  1. Managing the impacts of extreme weather patterns;
  2. Managing waste;
  3. Managing Water and sanitation;
  4. Promoting Renewable Energy;
  5. Highlighting the region’s rich Biodiversity and Ecosystems; and
  6. Preserving Traditional and Cultural practices and values

Track D

Agriculture

This sectoral discussion recommends:

Strategic Partnerships

  1. With other players that can address priorities and basic needs of farmers, communities
  2. With traditional leaders to address roles of traditional leaders/CSOs/Youth/Women.
  3. With Value Chain players: Private sector ( e.g. processors, transporters, packers, exporters etc)

Niche marketing

  1. By using value adding to access niche high value markets.
  2. By promoting certification for organics
  3. By promoting value adding/processed products to overcome trade Biosecurity barrier

Integration of Agriculture in Education into curriculum at an early age:

  1. By teaching right attitude and culture to appreciate value of agriculture
  2. By early earning of income through farming activities can influence attitude

Establishing GREEN VILLAGES/GREEN CENTERS in communities.

  1. Including vocational training centers in these Green Centers
  2. Providing inputs /models for agricultural practices and technologies

Take appropriate steps to ensure effective land use management

Track E

Manufacturing & Trade

Recognising the need for genuine Regional Cooperation in terms of the following:

  1. Pooling of resources i.e. regional airline
  2. Regional institutions
  3. Bulk procurement
  4. Harmonized Biosecurity measures
  5. Adoption of PSIDS Standards – for products and processes
  6. Promoting industries (manufacturing) that provides sustainable livelihoods and sustainable employment.
  7. Planning strategic education plan to focus on science, entrepreneurship and engineering
  8. Taking ownership of regulatory framework for business for sustainable development.

Support the creation and promotion of a single window concept for trade facilitation


Track F

Transport & Infrastructure

This sectoral discussion recommends:

That PIDF identifies opportunities for a sub-regional transportation arrangements, including air services, that would explore and expand strengths of existing arrangements;

That PIDF sustains and supports the development of appropriate hydrography charts; and

That PIDF promotes Infrastructure standards and designs compatible with the principles of a people-centered green/blue economy.

Track G

Health & Disaster Prevention

This sectoral discussion recommends:

The repositioning of Health in the sustainable development discussion as a resource for as well as the end result of inclusive people centred green economy rather than an afterthought.

Innovative financing through reforming of allocative process in finance and sin-tax measures with funds directed to implementation of health programs with recognition and use of existing resources such as volunteers;

Encouraging gender equity in the pursuit of an inclusive people-centered green/blue economy by increasing involvement of women, youth and people with disabilities in development discussions and programs

Encouraging the greater use of green systems in health facilities such as solar power and rainwater tanks, acknowledging that many of these green initiatives not only help mitigate climate change effects but also provide co-benefits that increase the overall disaster resilience of these facilities;

Creating public-private sector partnership that includes provision of tertiary care services, the use of mobile and internet telecommunication for cheap and readily available online health care, the use of social media for behavior change programs and ICT for improved care amongst other things to address the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) crisis and maternal, child and adolescent health.

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