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Comments on the zero draft of the outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Climate Change (paragraphs 21-24)

1. UNEP Ozone Secretariat submitted its contribution to the First Prepcom meeting based on decision XXV/9 on the implementation of the Montreal Protocol with regard to Small Island Developing States, which was adopted by the 25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in October 2013. The decision seeks to promote discussions on the challenges associated with the implementation of the Montreal Protocol. In the light of the decision of the Parties, the following insertion is suggested, based on paragraph 68 of the Barbados Outcome document:

• After paragraph 23 of the zero draft outcome document:
"We acknowledge the significant contribution of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone layer to mitigating climate change through the phase-out of those substances, most of which are potent greenhouse gases"

• After paragraph 24 e) of the document:
"f) Support a gradual phase down in the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and explore the use of the Montreal Protocol in this regard".

2. Given the importance discussed attached to the sustainable consumption and production, we suggest to add a new bullet: “g) promote resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production throughout the supply chain in support to climate change mitigation".

3. Concerning the existing paragraphs under the Climate Change, UNEP notes and supports the paragraphs, and in terms of the operative paragraph (24 a-e), we are happy to continue to, and indeed enhance, our work with and support to SIDS as they implement these actions once adopted.

4. The UNEP-GEF en.lighten initiative was established to accelerate a global market transformation to efficient lighting technologies. It assists countries to develop policies, strategies and actions for the phase out of inefficient lighting products. Based on the support we are providing to countries in the Pacific region to help them develop energy efficient lighting strategies, we could extend this to the rest of SIDS to ensure that other countries in the SIDS region benefit from the en.lighten initiative.

5. The UNEP-supported Global Adaptation Network (GAN) promotes knowledge sharing in adapting to climate change. At present strong regional sub-networks exist in Asia (APAN), Latin America and the Caribbean (REGATTA) and Africa (AAKNET). The possibility exists to form a SIDS specific thematic sub-network focused on the specific adaptation challenges faced by SIDS. This proposal was discussed in a side event during the 1st Prepcom meeting on 25 February 2014. UNEP stands ready to support SIDS in the event they may choose to move forward with creation of a SIDS adaptation network under the GAN.

Oceans and Seas(paragraphs 30-33)

6. In regard to paragraph 32, we support this paragraph and would like to re-introduce two reports UNEP produced. The “SIDS-based Green Economy - Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities” produced together with UN-DESA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), reviews Green Economy approaches in the Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture, Tourism, Water, Energy and Waste sectors in SIDS . The “Green Economy in a Blue World” report analysed Green Economy approaches to Ocean-based resource management and sustainable development .

7. UNEP welcome paragraph 33 b) “Support the full and effective implementation of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Regional Seas Strategy. We believe that this refers to Regional Seas Strategic Direction for 2013-2016 . UNEP further proposes that four regional seas programmes concerned about SIDS (Wider Caribbean, Pacific, Western Indian Ocean and West and Central Africa) develop an information and experience exchange platform among them, starting with blue economy and marine litter. The latter discussion should be closely linked with the Global Partnership on Marine Litter operated under the framework of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities.

8. In regard to paragraph 33 b), in addressing land-based sources of pollution, the member States already adopted the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities in 1995 and the Manila Declaration in 2012 clearly indicated priority actions to address this issue. The Manila Declaration specifically stresses “the commitment to the implementation of the Global Programme of Action on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities at the international, regional and national levels as a flexible and effective tool for the sustainable development of oceans, coasts and islands, and for human health and well-being.” (Operational Paragraph 1)

9. We therefore propose the following amendment: “c) Provide support to SIDS to address marine pollution from a number of marine and land-based sources, through, inter alia, the implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities and other International Conventions”.

10. As expressed in paragraph 33 d), UNEP expresses its support for urgent action on coral reefs and other important marine and coastal ecosystems. In order to support the International Coral Reef Initiative and Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, UNEP has initiated global partnership on coral reefs with regional seas, and we believe that SIDS participation would enhance the implementation of needed action in this critical area.

Water (paragraphs 36 and 37)

11. In regard to paragraph 37 c)., UNEP has initiated the Global Wastewater Initiative, which is a multiple stakeholder partnership aimed to advance global wastewater agenda with specific emphasis on recycling and reuse of wastewater for human benefits .

Sustainable Consumption and Production (Paragraphs 40 and 41)

12. In regard to paragraph 41, we welcome this paragraph on 10 Year Framework of Programmes. We are pleased to announce that UNEP, which has been entrusted to fulfill secretariat role for 10YFP, started developing a SIDS platform under the Programme and having dialogues with member states and donors to explore the feasibility of the platform.

Management of chemicals and waste, including hazardous waste (Paragraphs 42 and 43)

13. In regard to paragraphs 42 and 43, UNEP would like to introduce the Global Partnership on Waste Management, which is a global multistakeholder partnerships addressing waste management issues , and to discuss possibilities for developing national waste management strategies and action plans for SIDS.


14. Further UNEP has been successful in addressing this issue through the OzoneAction Programme with focus on Ozone Depleting Substances. Most of SIDS are participating in this Programme and in the middle of phase-out of ozone depleting substances according to the Montreal Protocol .

Biodiversity (Paragraphs 52 and 53)

15. In regard to paragraph 52, we support the statement that biodiversity and associated ecosystem services support livelihoods and identify of SIDS. In support of assessing and valuation of ecosystem services and establishing natural capital accounting, UNEP has been developing a manual for ecosystem service valuation and natural capital accounting in SIDS, to be launched in June 2014.

16. We fully support paragraph 53 c), and would like to introduce UNEP publication “Taking Steps toward Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management - An Introductory Guide” where practical guidance is provided in advancing and planning area-based Ecosystem based Management of marine and coastal areas . Further, UNEP, working with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Global Environment Facility Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel, started reviewing lessons learnt from practical experiences in marine spatial planning, which should lead to establishment of knowledge sharing system on practical marine spatial planning and implementation.

Technology Transfer (Paragraphs 66 and 67)

17. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is part of an international Technology Mechanism established under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Its aim is to help accelerate the deployment of low carbon technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. As the host of the CTCN in collaboration with UNIDO and other partners, UNEP is holding a series of training of the national focal points to the CTCN known as the National Designated Entities (NDEs). We are aiming to hold a training session for NDEs of the SIDS region sometime in June 2014.

Data Collection and Management (Paragraphs 68 and 69)

18. Paragraph 69 c) calls for a SIDS Sustainable Development Statistics and Information Programme. Such a programme, once established, would incorporate all elements of sustainable development in SIDS. It would provide the information that enables member states to track their efforts to leave no one behind, and to decouple prosperity and growth from environmental degradation and social inequality. Sufficient data and information that are timely, and of good quality, enable the formulation and correct implementation of appropriate, technically sound, and country-specific science-based policies for sustainable development.

19. In this context, UNEP is on its way to provide support in producing a Global Environment Outlook for SIDS within the context of future Global Environment Outlook Reports. We are pleased to inform the Preparatory Committee that it has started developing a SIDS platform to connect sustainable development data and information bases, allowing us to regularly issue environmental outlooks for SIDS. In addition, UNEP will make available relevant data flows and knowledge related to key SIDS issues on its new web-based knowledge management platform – UNEP-Live, by September 2014 at the Third International Conference on SIDS.


Input to Preparatory Process
Input to the Objectives and substantive theme of the Conference

A/C.2/68/L.67 (Para 13) - Invites participants in the meetings of the Preparatory Committee to send written inputs on the objectives and substantive theme of the Conference to the Secretariat in advance of the first meeting of the Committee, and invites the Secretariat to make them available electronically;

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Contribution to the first Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) would like to congratulate the member States, especially the Small Island Developing States, for the preparatory work carried out for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.

The first modality resolution of the General Assembly in 2012 decided that the conference should:

“(a) Assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and the Mauritius Strategy, building on, inter alia, existing reports and relevant processes;

(b) Seek a renewed political commitment by all countries to address effectively the special needs and vulnerabilities of small island developing States by focusing on practical and pragmatic actions for the further implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and Mauritius Strategy, inter alia, through mobilization of resources and assistance for small island developing States;

(c) Identify new and emerging challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of small island developing States and ways and means to address them, including through the strengthening of collaborative partnerships between small island developing States and the international community;

(d) Identify priorities for the sustainable development of small island developing States for consideration, as appropriate, in the elaboration of the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015”.

UNEP strongly believes that these four important themes of the conference constitute the key part of the discussion in Samoa with the overall theme of the conference, the “Sustainable Development of SIDS – genuine and durable partnerships for sustainable development”. In this regard, UNEP would like to propose further discussion during the Prepcom processes and document the results appropriately in the final outcome document of the Samoa conference:

1. Concerning the theme (a) in the 2012 resolution, UNEP suggests that the SIDS and member States look into the level of achievements to date in the Barbados Programme of Action and Mauritius Strategy for further implementation. UNEP understands that further information on the level of achievements and implementation gaps will facilitate member States' evaluation of the level of achievements and identify the gaps in implementation of the BPOA and MSI. It is suggested that the member States discuss ways to establish a monitoring programme to track how much SIDS have achieved in the implementation of the BPOA. It may be linked with the sustainable development information and data management system as called for in Paragraph 146 of the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) integrated and enabling cooperation framework for the Barbados Programme of Action and Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation - Outcome of the Inter-regional preparatory meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Bridgetown, Barbados 26-28 August 2013 (hereinafter referred to as the Barbados Outcome document).

2. Concerning the theme (b) in the Resolution, UNEP proposes the design of practical and programmatic actions to address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of SIDS as well as collection of specific solutions, good practices and experiences that have proven to work and which can be replicated. UNEP has been compiling information on UNEP-implemented activities for SIDS, which could be of use.

3. Identification of emerging challenges and opportunities needs to be carried out systematically. UNEP and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), conducted a SIDS Foresight process where emerging sustainable development issues have been identified. The preliminary report was submitted to three regional preparatory meetings in July 2013 , which could be used as a basis for further discussion on emerging challenges and opportunities for SIDS in pursuit of their sustainable development.

The Barbados Outcome document in paragraphs 54 and 55 mentions Green Economy as “one such model that is available to SIDS to enhance policy-making." Furthermore, SIDS [...] consider Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication as one of the important tools available for achieving sustainable development. ” UNEP published a book entitled “SIDS-based Green Economy - Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities” together with UN-DESA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), reviewing Green Economy approaches considered in the Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture, Tourism, Water, Energy and Waste sectors (http://www.unep.org/pdf/Green_Economy_in_SIDS.pdf). In assisting SIDS develop their own Green Economy, UNEP, as the secretariat of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10 YFP), initiated to develop a SIDS Platform under the 10 YFP, as called for in paragraph 128 of the Barbados Outcome Document. UNEP has also started developing a guidance manual on ecosystem service valuation and natural capital accounting in SIDS, to be used and applied by SIDS.

As discussed in the Data Collection and Management section of the Barbados Outcome document, it is believed that sufficient data and information that is of good quality can contribute to the development of technically sound and scientifically-based policy on sustainable development. UNEP has been requested to provide support in producing a GEO SIDS Report within the context of future Global Environment Outlook Reports and the inclusion of information as it relates to SIDS in the Global Chemicals Outlook." Further, it was suggested to the UN Statistics Division, UNEP, and all other UN agencies and inter-governmental organisations "... to support the establishment of a SIDS Sustainable Development Statistics and Information Programme..." UNEP is pleased to inform the member States that it has started developing a SIDS platform to connect sustainable development data and information bases, allowing us to regularly issue environmental outlooks for SIDS. In addition, UNEP will make available relevant data flows and knowledge related to key SIDS issues on its new web-based knowledge management platform – UNEP-Live, by September 2014 at the Third International Conference on SIDS.

Among the various climate change-related issues raised in the Barbados outcome document, in paragraph 68 the SIDS declare their support to a gradual phase down in the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and note that they explore the use of the Montreal Protocol in this regard. The parties to the Montreal Protocol have since 2009 been considering two proposals put forward by key parties to amend the Protocol in order to control the consumption and production of HFCs. Discussions are ongoing focusing at present primarily on the legal, technical and financial aspects of such an amendment.

UNEP fully supports the General Assembly decision to set the overarching theme of the Conference as “The sustainable development of small island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships”. Partnerships are the core of the successful implementation of the BPOA and MSI. Successful models of SIDS-specific partnerships should be highlighted, and new SIDS-specific partnerships should address the needs of SIDS for the implementation of BPOA and MSI, based on needs expressed in the Barbados Outcome document. UNEP has developed a number of global and regional multiple stakeholder partnerships, which are operational. In order to pursue efficiency of SIDS-based partnerships, further development of such partnerships should be based on existing regional and global partnerships that are operational, funded and politically supported. In order to fully address the needs of SIDS and effectively establish SIDS specific partnerships, UNEP has initiated discussions with partners and supporters to develop SIDS-specific networks or deliverables within existing regional and global partnerships. These partnerships include: Global Adaptation Network, Climate Technology Centre and Network, Regional Seas Programme, Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, Global Partnership on Waste Management, Global Partnership on Marine Litter, Global Partnership on Nutrient Management, Global Wastewater Initiative and UNEP-Live. It is hoped that these possible partnerships could be further considered in the Preparatory Committee discussion.


Statements
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Statement at the first Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

First and foremost, we would like to congratulate the member States, especially the Small Island Developing States, supporting United Nations agencies and regional and international organisations for the preparatory work carried out to date for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.

One of the objectives of the Samoa Conference is to assess the progress made to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and the Mauritius Strategy. Reports submitted to national, regional and inter-regional preparatory meetings last year indicate the level of achievements and gaps in the implementation. Any further information will facilitate member States' evaluation of the level of achievements and identify the gaps in implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and Mauritius Strategy. It is suggested that the member States discuss ways to establish national monitoring programmes to track how much SIDS have achieved in the implementation of the Programme of Action. This could be linked with the sustainable development information and data management system as called for in Paragraph 146 of the outcome of the Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting in Barbados in August last year.

Such an information and data management system would incorporate all elements of sustainable development in SIDS. It would provide the information that enables member states to track their efforts to leave no one behind, and to decouple prosperity and growth from environmental degradation and social inequality. These efforts should include the investments needed to generate more natural, social, and economic capital, and thus to move to a pathway of long-term sustainable development. UNEP firmly believes that these principles should guide the efforts, in SIDS and elsewhere, to achieve sustainable development.

Sufficient data and information that are timely, and of good quality, enable the formulation and correct implementation of appropriate, technically sound, and country-specific science-based policies for sustainable development. This will make possible an approach to implementation of the universally applicable Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda where each country’s pathway is determined, inter alia, by its starting point, and by its access to the required means of implementation, including institutional and human capacities.

In this context, UNEP has been requested to provide support in producing a Global Environment Outlook for SIDS within the context of future Global Environment Outlook Reports. We are pleased to inform the Preparatory Committee that it has started developing a SIDS platform to connect sustainable development data and information bases, allowing us to regularly issue environmental outlooks for SIDS. In addition, UNEP will make available relevant data flows and knowledge related to key SIDS issues on its new web-based knowledge management platform – UNEP-Live, by September 2014 at the Third International Conference on SIDS.

One of the important types of information to be shared among the SIDS are SIDS-specific actions, good practices and solutions. SIDS have implemented many actions and practices that helped to reduce the obstacles to development that are associated with SIDS specific needs and vulnerabilities. Information on what has worked well should be shared among the SIDS. UNEP has been compiling information on UNEP-implemented activities for SIDS.

We firmly support efforts by SIDS to elaborate their own sustainable development models. The Barbados Outcome document mentions Green Economy as one instrument that is available to SIDS to enhance policy-making in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. UNEP published a book entitled “SIDS-based Green Economy - Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities” together with UN-DESA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), reviewing Green Economy approaches in the Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture, Tourism, Water, Energy and Waste sectors . In assisting SIDS develop their own Green Economy approaches, UNEP, as the secretariat of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10 YFP), has begun to develop a SIDS Platform under the 10 YFP, as called for in paragraph 128 of the Barbados Outcome Document. UNEP has also started developing a guidance manual on ecosystem service valuation and natural capital accounting to be used and applied by SIDS. We hope these two initiatives will make a useful contribution to defining SIDS-specific models for sustainable development.

SIDS are faced with mounting challenges, but at the same time, many new opportunities have emerged in recent years. UNEP and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), conducted a SIDS Foresight process that identified some key emerging sustainable development issues and the associated challenges and opportunities for SIDS. The preliminary report on SIDS Foresight Process was submitted to three regional preparatory meetings in July 2013.

Effective partnerships are required to respond to the specific needs of SIDS and ensure the successful implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and Mauritius Strategy. Cost-effective and efficient partnerships should draw on existing global and regional multistakeholder partnerships, where appropriate. UNEP has developed and maintained a number of regional and global partnerships that are of particular relevance to SIDS, including the Global Adaptation Network, the Climate Technology Centre and Network, the Regional Seas Programme, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, the Global Partnership on Waste Management, Global Partnership on Marine Litter, the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management, the Global Wastewater Initiative and UNEP-Live. These and other partnerships should be adapted to the specific needs of the SIDS. However, it may also be necessary to formulate new partnerships to ensure that the gaps in coverage identified by the SIDS themselves are addressed. We urge all partners of the SIDS to approach this challenge in a constructive and balanced manner.

We look forward to further interaction with the member States during the Preparatory Committee processes.

Partnerships
Input to the overarching theme - Genuine and durable partnerships
Reference Para 6 - A/C.2/68/L.67
The overarching theme of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in 2014 shall be “The sustainable development of small island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships”, and also decides that the Conference shall serve as a forum to build on existing successful partnerships as well as to launch innovative and concrete new ones, to advance the sustainable development of small island developing States;
Many of the issues and needs identified in the Barbados Outcome documents are relevant to UNEP. As these needs are distributed to a wider area of UNEP's programme of work, UNEP is reviewing the available resources under the relevant elements of the Programme of Work and emerging needs of SIDS particularly within the existing global and regional networks and partnerships. UNEP's intended approach is to establish SIDS related partnerships under the existing, well-established and durable global and regional partnerships with focus on:

(1) Climate Change: Global Adaptation Network and Climate Technology Centre and Network;
(2) Oceans: Regional Seas and Green Economy in a Blue World (and The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity for Ocean);
(3) Waste: Global Partnership on Waste Management and Global Partnership on Marine Litter
(4) Tourism: Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism; and
(5) Disaster: UNEP would like to partner with other UN or international organisations to promote ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction.

Other areas where UNEP support is requested include: Environment data and assessment: Global Environment Outlook and UNEP-Live; Sustainable Consumption and Production: 10-Year Framework for SCP. UNEP will continue dialogues with SIDS and other stakeholders within and outside the above-mentioned UNEP convened partnerships/networks. During the recently concluded steering committee of the Global Adaptation Network, UNEP discussed with its members about establishing a SIDS network, and the committee decided to explore interests of SIDS in establishing such under the Global Adaptation Network. UNEP is having a dialogue with four regional seas programmes (Caribbean, Pacific, East Africa and West and Central Africa) to develop a platform of these SIDS relevant regional seas programmes to exchange their experiences and information with initial focus on blue economy.

UNEP is discussing with a number of SIDS on possibly hosting the World Environment Day (5 June 2014) with a possible theme of island environment and sustainable development. UNEP will organise the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in June 2014, and is in the middle of discussing with the member States if there is a need to organise a SIDS high-level session during the Assembly to formulate input to the Samoa Conference.

UNEP has started developing its communication strategy for the Samoa Conference and the International Year of SIDS, taking advantage of a series of UNEP organised events. UNEP intends to share the strategy with DESA, once finalized, to have a coordinated approach with DESA-led communication activities.

UNEP had an initial discussion with DESA about possible UNEP contribution to sustainability of the Samoa Conference. UNEP has already initiated a discussion with SPREP and donors on pilot waste management before and for the Conference. UNEP is identifying one or two key areas where UNEP can make a contribution in addition to sustainable hotel industry where DESA and UNEP already establish cooperation.
Partnerships

The below is a listing of Partnerships where this UN entity/IGO is listed as a partner.

Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS - Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management
Blue Carbon Initiative
Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI)
Clean Air and Climate Coalition (CACC)
Climate change mitigation through sustainable management of coastal ecosystems
Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)
DestiNet - Sustainable Tourism Information Portal
Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings
German Strategic Cooperation with SIDS on Biodiversity and Forestry
German Strategic Cooperation with SIDS on Sustainable Energy
Global Adaptation Network (GAN)
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
Global Efficient Lighting Partnership Programme
Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)
Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
Global Mercury Partnership
Global Partnership and Capacity Building for Ecosystem Based Management of Oceans and Coasts Pursuing Compatible Objectives for Sustainable Development through Integrated Spatial Planning, Management and Policies
Global Partnership for Oceans
Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML), also functioning as one of the thematic areas under GPWM
Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (under GPA)
Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM)
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activity (GPA)
Global Regional Seas Partnership on Coral Reefs
Global Thermostat, LLC
Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES)
Global Wastewater Initiative (under GPA)
Helping developing countries tackle climate change
Integrating early warning and disaster risk management into the sustainable development agenda and practice
International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA)
IWECO - Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States
Joint Commitment for Climate Transparency and Disclosure
Micronesia Challenge
OzonAction
Pacific Alliance for Sustainability
Pacific Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Network
Pacific Invasives Partnership
Pacific National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) Regional Support Partnership
Pacific Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Water Management (PPISWM)
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
Partnership for Ecosystem-based Coral Reef Management in the world's Regional Seas
Partnership Initiative on the Establishment of the statistical infrastructure for the systematic collection of environmental data in SIDS for driving evidence-based policy Formulation, development and assessment.
Ridge to Reef
Secretariat of the Pacific Community - European Union Deep Sea Minerals Project (SPC-EU DSM Project)
Sustainable Consumption and Production for SIDS Initiative (within the 10YFP)
Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI)
Sustainable Pathways - Protected Areas and Renewable Energy
The En.lighten Initiative
The International Coral Reef Initiative
The Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management in Caribbean SIDS (PILSM)
Travel Foundation, The (formerly The Sustainable Tourism Initiative)
UN REDD
UN Steering Committee on Tourism for Development (SCTD)
UNEP Live
Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIOCC)
WIPO GREEN
Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC)
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