Partnerships

Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) is a voluntary and inclusive partnership of island champions – countries and organisations – who inspire and support each other to take action and produce results for island communities.. Membership from the Pacific includes Palau, Marshall Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Hawai’i, the Micronesian Conservation Trust, the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Tofia Niue, SPREP and the Pacific Islands Development Forum. PIDF and GLISPA are jointly implementing the Island Resilience Initiative. Other island countries and organisations are encouraged to join. Read more here.

Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)

SLoCaT is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academia and the Business Sector).It was established in 2009 to promote the integration of sustainable, low carbon transport in global policies on sustainable development and climate change and leverage action in support of the implementation of the global policies. The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) is a member of SLoCaT. Read more here.

Micronesian Centre for Sustainable Transport (MCST)

The MCST is a unique program and approach to addressing the need for Pacific states to transition to low carbon transport pathways. It is a joint initiative of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the University of the South Pacific. PIDF is a close collaborative partner of the MCST. Read more here.

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR)

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) aims to improve the well-being of producers and users of bamboo and rattan within the context of a sustainable bamboo and rattan resource base by consolidating, coordinating and supporting strategic and adaptive research and development. Tonga is currently INBAR’s only member from the Pacific. Other Pacific countries are encouraged to join. PIDF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with INBAR. Read more here.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. Pacific country members include Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu. The Pacific Islands Development Forum and GGGI jointly implement the KOICA funded project “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access.” Read more here.

Solar Head of State (SHOS)

Solar Head of State is a non-government organisation that offers Heads of State a solar photovoltaic system on their executive residences to showcase the benefits of clean energy and create a global coalition of green leaders committed to championing solar power.  The Pacific Islands Development Forum and SHOS jointly implement the India funded project “Solarisation of Heads of State Residences of PIDF Member Countries.” Read more here.

Powering past Coal Alliance (PPCA)

PPCA is a global alliance of national and sub-national governments, businesses and organisations working to advance the transition away from unabated coal power generation. By joining the Alliance, members commit to the principles outlined in the Powering past Coal Alliance Declaration. From the Pacific members include Fiji, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands Development Forum. Other countries and organisations are encouraged to join. Download one page brief or  read more on PPCA website.

International Windship Association (IWSA)

The International Windship Association (IWSA) is a not-for-profit, membership association. It facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies. PIDF is officially a supporter of IWSA.  Read more here.