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VISION

Vision

The vision speaks of the following:

United- All Pacific People irrespective of political status. The PIDF is open to all Pacific Island Countries irrespective of their political status whether independent states or dependent territories and will involve all sectors of the economy whether public, private or civil society. The Pacific Countries are: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Island, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Pitcairn Islands, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Island, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna.

Distinctive - Only Pacific People & Values. The PIDF will include only the People of the Pacific and will reflect their values of respect, compassion, service etc. However others such as Development Partners, Members of the Council of Regional

 
Organizations in the Pacific etc. may participate as partners in development projects in the Region and as Observers in the formal meetings of the PIDF.

Sustainable Pacific Society – A Pacific Society that has re-balanced the three pillars of development. Their economies characterized by:

i. Smart growth: Economy based on knowledge and innovation

ii. Sustainable growth: Resource efficient, greener and competitive economy

iii. Inclusive growth: High employment economy with social and terrestrial cohesion and equitable distribution of wealth.

Focus

focus

PIDF focus will not only
be on socially inclusive growth or environmentally sustainable growth but on green / blue economy that enhances sustainable and inclusive growth.

 

Recent history – from the global recession to catastrophic natural disasters – has taught us that our current economic model is structurally flawed and that there are environmental consequences to our short-sighted actions. The green economy which PIDF has been mandated to address promises a way forward by offering a system of economic development that ensures both growth and the long-term viability of human culture and the planet. It recognizes that by reformulating how we approach economic growth, we don’t have to sacrifice the natural world or human well being in order to achieve true wealth.

10 Things We Must Do

1. Leadership
We acknowledge inclusive and stewardship leadership is a critical requirement for transforming our brown economies into green-blue economies with thriving societies. While political leadership will take the lead, it is essential that leadership in the private sector and civil society (including women, youth and people with disabilities) including religious and traditional, are included and play their roles in the decision making process

2. Role of healthy people
Healthy and happy Pacific people are the first requirement for sustainable development. A “Whole of Society” approach must be implemented to ensure significant action on the prevention and control of NCDs, promotion of maternal, child and adolescent health and the creation of 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, and the use of social media for behavior change programs and ICT for improved care especially in young people.

3. Value of the Pacific Common and Collective
We prioritize the valuation of critical ecological, social, spiritual/cultural assets that are not being recognized under the “brown economy”; and for the development of appropriate development indicators that reflect and measure progress in these areas of inclusive and sustainable development.

4. Long term financing / trust funds – support to communities
We must implement long term financing mechanisms, including trust funds, that are sourced from public sector budgets, climate change funds, development partners, private sector and other innovative means that support communities on the management of their natural resources and finance critical sustainable development initiatives.

5. Rigor in implementation of key national and regional commitments
We must reform our regulatory, accountability (including monitoring and evaluation) and incentives systems to ensure that green economy initiatives and commitments are effective and sustained at national and regional levels.

  6. Reform of financial system
We require reforms in our national, regional and global fiscal and financial systems as well as our resource allocation and expenditure (budgetary) processes to direct and redirect resources into ensuring ecological sustainability, social inclusion, and spiritual/cultural wellness.

7. Education and capacity building
We must integrate sustainability at all levels, starting with up-skilling teachers and a roll out to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions and curricula. Critical skills areas must be identified and targeted in education strategies to ensure our people’s awareness on sustainability is increased and that they are equipped with the knowledge and the passion to implement a people-centered green/blue economy.

8. Sustainable transport
We prioritize alternatives to existing petroleum driven land and sea transportation that significantly reduce fuel imports. Sustainable shipping approaches are to be promoted and adopted as an alternative to provide effective services for remote island communities.

9. Food security
We ensure food and nutrition security by prioritizing inclusive and sustainable agricultural and fisheries development to meet the needs of our people first, and, by ensuring that trade and significant new investment in resources for management play a supportive role in regards to this objective.

10. Re-Energizing the Pacific
Facilitate the economic transformation of our economies with renewable energy alternatives and significant improvements in energy efficiency through the effective implementation of national energy road maps and other initiatives such as Sustainable Energy 4 All (SE4All).

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