Regional Resource Centre for the Asia and the Pacific



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Priorities for sustainable development have been discussed and identified by the Pacific at national, regional and international levels. This paper does not revisit or redefine these but focuses on how to support implementation of the many priorities and recommendations that already exist. This draws heavily on existing information prepared recently by PIFS, SPREP and the ADB. It is clear that priority environmental concerns of the past decade have now been placed within a broader sustainable development framework. This framework now forms an essential basis for what the international community recognise as a special case both for environment and development in Small Island Developing States of the Pacific. In the Pacific, the implementation of this framework will rely on a solid partnership between governments, the private sector and civil society and must be grounded within communities and local indigenous knowledge and cultural systems.

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