Description/achievement of initiative
To establish a marine park that will provide a framework to promote sustainable development by balancing economic growth interests such as tourism, fishing and deep-sea mining, with conserving core biodiversity and natural assets, in the ocean, reefs and islands
1. Relevantly mandated non-government stakeholders (traditional leaders and environmental NGO) are being resourced to work in partnership with leading government agencies.2. Key stakeholders and communities are being consulted for input into the development of the overall legislative framework3. International environment organisations provide technical input and expertise
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
1. Non-government stakeholders are being resourced and will gain experience in project management and implementation2. A technical advisory group is putting together the policy for circulation amongst stakeholders.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The partnership is coordinated from the Office of the Prime Minister
Office of the Prime MInister, National Environment Service, Marae Moana Establishment Trust, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, Ministry of Marine Resources, Seabed Minerals Authority, Infrastructure Cook Islands, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, House of Ariki and Koutu Nui (traditional leaders), Te Ipukarea Society (Cook Islands Environmental NGO), Oceans 5, Conservation International, IUCN