Sustainable development and the Pacific Islands, John Overton. Part 1 Contextual issues: resources and the environment, John Overton and R.R. Thaman; an historical and political context, Richard Wartho; culture and society, Regina Scheyvens; livelihoods, Nicholas Purdie; land tenure and Atoll society in Kiribati, Peter King; migration and the Cook Islands, Kirsti Hooker and Judith Varcoe; Vanua - land, people and culture in Fiji, Kalaveti Batibasaga. Part 2 Effects of development: logging in Melanesia, Regina Scheyvens and Ross Cassells; mining in Papua New Guinea, Regina Scheyvens and Leonard Lagisa; marine resources, Salome Samou; population and urban environments, Donovan Storey; commodity production and unsustainable agriculture, John Overton, Warwick Murray and Imam Ali. Part 3 Sustainable alternatives: nature conservation (and aid in Western Samoa), Ned Hardie-Boyes; sustainable agricultural options, John Overton; sustainable forestry options, Regina Scheyvens and Ross Cassells; ecotourism, Regina Scheyvens; sustainable urban footprints, John Overton and Donovan Storey. Part 4 Conclusions and issues.