Healthy and Prosperous Communities
Overview: Pacific Islanders have a rich history of relying on the land and ocean to sustain themselves. Currently, unsustainable development, overfishing, erosion, coral bleaching, climate change, and other threats to our environment put our island’s natural resources at risk.
Developing long-term plans to sustainably use and manage our marine resources and terrestrial ecosystems will ensure that we have a livable island for generations to come. Taking urgent action to address climate change will ensure we are resilient to stronger storms, droughts, and other impacts.
Main Actions: Increasing food security and accessibility to local, nutritious food (community gardens, sustainable agriculture, and aquaculture); Creating an environment for innovative cottage industries that can help us reduce reliance on imports and reduce waste generation.