Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Consultation on the Pacific Islands Forum 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent

November 2020


The Australian government, along with the governments of all members of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), has committed to run domestic consultations into the PIF’s 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.

As the PIF’s 2050 vision says:

  • In 2050, the Blue Pacific Continent is a region of peace; harmony; security, social inclusion; and increased prosperity so that all Pacific people are leading free, healthy and productive lives.
  • Our Blue Pacific identity reinforces the potential of our shared stewardship of the Pacific Ocean and reaffirms the connections of Pacific peoples with their natural resources, environment, cultures and livelihoods.
  • We understand that this vision can only be achieved through regional collective action.

In this spirit, Peacifica and the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education have prepared a joint submission to the inquiry. Central to our submission is the fact that the climate crisis is the region’s single greatest threat, and that Australia’s intransigence on climate action in poses a significant threat to the realisation of the 2050 vision.

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