A Sustainable Future for Small States

Pacific 2050

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Contributors: Resina Katafono
Publication date: 1 September 2017
ISBN: 978-1-84929-163-7
Pages: 430

A Sustainable Future for Small States: Pacific 2050 is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s regional strategic foresight programme that examines whether current development strategies set the region on a path to achieve sustainable development by 2050.

The study analyses whether Commonwealth Pacific small states (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It reviews critical areas that can serve as a catalyst for change in the region: governance (examining political governance, development effectiveness and co-ordination, and ocean governance); non-communicable diseases; information and communications technology and climate change (focussing on migration and climate change, and energy issues).

In each of these areas, possible trajectories to 2050 are explored, gaps in the current policy responses are identified, and recommendations are offered to steer the region towards the Pacific Vision of ‘a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion, and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives’.

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List of figures
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Acronyms and abbreviations

1 Realising the Pacific Vision by 2050: Building on the Basics
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Issues and challenges
1.3 Common threads
1.4 Recommendations: building on the basics

2 The Commonwealth Pacific Small States: The Future in the Mirror of the Past
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Heterogeneous islands facing common challenges
2.3 Can the Commonwealth Pacific small states achieve the SDGs?
2.4 Preparing for a challenging future
Appendix 2.1 – Data Description
Appendix 2.2 – Relevant Goal 3 Tier 1 Indicators
Appendix 2.3 – Relevant Goal 7 Tier 1 Indicators
Appendix 2.4 – Relevant Goal 8 Tier 1 Indicators

3 Political Governance and the Quest for Human Development
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Context
3.3 Key issues and challenges
3.4 Pacific Islands political governance: Looking to 2050
3.5 Recommendations

4 Development Effectiveness & Coordination: Partnerships on Pacific terms
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Context
4.3 Global and regional responses
4.4 Key issues and challenges
4.5 Despite progress, some gaps remain: Looking to 2050
Appendix 4.1 Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation Monitoring Framework
Appendix 4.2 Excerpts of International Agreements

5 Ocean Governance – Our Sea of Islands
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Context
5.3 Key issues
5.4 Promising responses
5.5 Looking to 2050
5.6 Recommendations
Appendix 5.1 The Roles of Regional Organisations in Oceans Governance
Appendix 5.2 Excerpt from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

6 Non-communicable Diseases: Unlocking the Constraints to Effective
Implementation of Policy Interventions
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Context
6.3 Major responses
6.4 Key challenges and opportunities
6.5 Looking to 2050
6.6 Key recommendations
Appendix 6.1

7 Connectivity and Information and Communications Technology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Context
7.3 Gaps and opportunities
7.4 The way forward: Looking to 2050
7.5 Recommendations

8 Migration and Climate Change: Towards a Secure Future
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Context
8.3 The impact of climate change
8.4 Key responses and opportunities
8.5 Key issues and challenges
8.6 Remaining gaps: Looking to 2050
8.7 Recommendations

9 Strengthening Communities and Economies through Sustainable Energy
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Context
9.3 Common challenges
9.4 Key regional responses
9.5 National challenges and responses
9.5.1 Fiji
9.6 Remaining gaps and possible solutions
9.7 Looking to 2050
9.8 Recommendations