Developing a Green Growth Framework
for Fiji
“Restoring the Balance
in Development that is
Sustainable for Our Future”
Presentation by:
Ministry of Strategic Planning, National Development
& Statistics, Republic of Fiji.
Pacific Island Development Forum, Sheraton Fiji
Resort, Nadi.
18– 20 June, 2014
Outline
Part 1: Background & Process
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Background – International, Regional & National
Process to formulate draft Green Growth Framework for Fiji
Part 2: An Introduction to the Green Growth
Framework for Fiji
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Vision & Guiding Principles
National Enabling Environment
Key Thematic Areas
Implementation & Monitoring Arrangements
Part 3: Conclusion
Part 1: Background
&
Process
International commitments…
to sustainable development
Rio, 1992
Barbados
Programme of
Action, 1994
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Fiji party to
international
commitments since
1992.
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Fiji is party to other
related international
commitments such
as the Millennium
Summit and MDGs.
Rio +10, 2002
Mauritius
Strategy, 2005
Rio +20, 2012
Regional commitments…to
developing Green Growth tool
• 2012, Melanesia Spearhead Group
Leaders Meeting
MSG
•2013 Pacific Small Islands Developing
States Regional Preparatory Meeting for
PSIDS Samoa 2014
• 2013, Inaugural Pacific Islands
PIDF
Development Forum
National commitments…to frame high
level development policies, over past 8
years
President’s Mandate, 2007
State of the Nation and
Economy Report, 2008
Peoples Charter for Change,
Peace & Progress, 2009
Roadmap for Democracy and
Sustainable Socio-Economic
Development, 2010
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Major findings from SNE:
 Low savings and investment
 Sharp rise in unemployment
and poverty
 Lack of access to land for
productive and social
purpose
 Weakening export base
 Loss of skilled labour to
emigation
 Declining standard of public
service delivery
 Increasing public debt; and
 Poor state of infrastructure
National commitments…to
frame development policies
Key Pillars to Rebuilding Fiji:
President’s Mandate, 2007
State of Nation and Economy
Report, 2008
Peoples Charter for Change,
Peace & Progress, 2008
Roadmap for Democracy and
Sustainable Socio-Economic
Development, 2010-2014
1. Good and Just Governance
2. Common National Identity and
Building Social Cohesion
3. Leadership
4. Enhancing Public Sector Efficiency
5. Achieving Higher Economic
Growth
6. Making More Land Available for
Productive and Social Purposes
7. Developing an Integrated
Development Structure at the
Divisional Level
8. Reducing Poverty to a Negligible
Level by 2015
9. Making Fiji a Knowledge based
Society
10. Improving Health Service Delivery
11. Enhancing Global Integration and
International Relations.
In summary, Fiji’s prerequisites for
the future that have been identified
to support sustainable development
are:
 Integration
 Inclusiveness
 Partnership
 Ownership
 Relevance
 Innovation
Consultative process…to develop the
Green Growth Framework, 2014
Objective:
Refinement and seek
broad consensus on
draft Framework
Seek
community
perspective on draft
Framework
10 working groups,
each convened twice,
to discuss Baseline
Papers
and
draft
Thematic Area sections.
Involve all key agencies
within Government in
process
Level of consultation:
NATIONAL SUMMIT
400 stakeholders (public sector, private
sector,
civil
society,
academia
&
development partners) involved.
PROVINCIAL LEVEL
CONSULTATION
THEMATIC
WORKING GROUPS
Key stakeholders (public sector, private
sector, civil society) involved. Up to 30
people per Working Group
CORE COMMITTEE
DESKTOP REVEIW
Internal SPO process with inputs
received from Ministries
Summary
• Process initiated
by PM
Nov, 2013
• Ongoing
updating and
review
Dec 2013 –
June 2014
• Formulation &
Consultation
Process
• Monitoring &
Evaluation
• Seek Cabinet
Approval
July-Aug,
2014
• Awareness
• Advocacy
• Translation
Implementation
Part 2: Green Growth Framework
for Fiji
“Restoring the Balance in
Development that is Sustainable for
Our Future”
Outline of Framework
 Chapter
1 – Introduction;
 Chapter 2 – Vision and Guiding Principles;
 Chapter 3 – Overview of Socio-Economic and
Environmental Development Progress;
 Chapter 4 – Developing and Strengthening the
National Enabling Environment;
 Chapter 5 – Key Thematic Areas; and
 Chapter 6 – Implementation and Monitoring
Arrangements.
* There will be a Foreword and Executive Summary
to support Framework
Chapter 1 - Introduction
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Focused on rebalancing 3
pillars of sustainable
development (Economic,
Social, and Environment.
Bring transformational
change through:
 Innovation
 Integration
 Inclusiveness
 Inspiration
 Investing
Environment
Economic
Social
Chapter 2 – Vision & Guiding
Principles
Vision
– “A Better Fiji For All”
Guiding principles
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Reducing carbon footprints at all levels.
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Improving resource productivity (doing more with less).
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Move away from ‘sector based’ approach to ‘integrated
approach’
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Socio-cultural education of responsible environmental
stewardship and civic responsibility.
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Increasing adoption of comprehensive risk management
practices
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Increasing adoption of environmental auditing
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Structural reform to encourage fair competition and efficiency.
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Incentivizing investment in efficient use of natural resources.
Chapter 3 – Overview of SocioEconomic and Environmental
Development Progress
 Macroeconomic
indicators
 Key
social indicators – poverty,
unemployment, urbanisation
 Environmental
concerns – waste
management, climate change, freshwater
resources
Chapter 4 – Developing and
Strengthening the National
Enabling Environment”
 Partnerships
 Informed
Decision making – need for data
 Human resource development
 Governance & Leadership
 Harness technology
 Investment – public sector investment &
incentivizing private investment
Chapter 5 – Key Thematic Areas
Environment
Social
Economic
1. Building Resilience 4. Inclusive Social
to Climate
Development
Change and
Disasters
5. Food Security
7. Energy Security
2. Waste
Management
9. Technology
Innovation and
Development
6. Freshwater
Resources and
Sanitation
3. Sustainable Island
Management
and Ocean
Resources
8. Sustainable
Transportation
10. Greening
Tourism
and
Manufacturing
Industries
Structure of Key Thematic Area
Sections
INTRODUCTION
CURRENT
STATUS
i) Overview of
Existing Policies
ii) Review of
Performance
Key Challenges
Way Forward
Chapter 6 - Implementation
and Monitoring Arrangements
 Advocacy
and Awareness
 High
Level Multi-Stakeholder Panel on
Sustainable Development
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Chaired by PM
Cross-Stakeholder Representation
 Time-bound
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targets
Short-term, Medium-term, Long-term
Support Roadmap and its successor
Concluding Remarks
Continuity of Vision of the Peoples Charter
 Notable prerequisites to success:
- Political Will
- Inclusiveness
 Why Fiji needs to act now – ‘hot spots’.
 Availability of timely, quality data
 Implementation
 Sharing of Fiji’s Experience
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