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
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.
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
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
3. Value of the Pacific Common and Collective
4. Long term financing / trust funds – support to communities
5. Rigor in implementation of key national and regional commitments
|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
8. Sustainable transport
9. Food security
10. Re-Energizing the Pacific