The Pacific Environment Outlook presents environmental trends by assimilating the drivers that directly and indirectly affect the state of the environment.
The Pacific Environment Outlook was prepared simultaneously with the Pacific Regional Assessment on Sustainable Development to feed into the Barbados + 10 process and ensure consistency of much of reporting.
In 2003, UNEP initiated the preparation environment outlook reports for the Caribbean, Pacific and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans SIDS, as a contribution to the Mauritius International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the BPOA (Barbados +10) in 2005. The major objectives of these reports are to:
*Highlight the state of the environment in the SIDS showing the trends of national, regional and global significance;
*Provide policy guidance and early warning information on environmental trends;
*Provide a basis for regional consultations and for identifying the environmental issues in preparation for Barbados +10;
*Help to catalyse and promote international cooperation and action based on the best scientific and technical capabilities available; and
*Contribute to the development of a common strategy for sustainable development in SIDS