Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated
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  • Date submitted: 1 Nov 2011
  • Stakeholder type: Major Group
  • Name: Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated
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Keywords: Migration (4 hits),

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a) What are the expectations for the outcome of Rio+20, and what are the concrete proposals in this regard, including views on a possible structure of the Outcome document?

This submission to the compilation document for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is presented on behalf of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated (Ngāti Kahungunu). Ngāti Kahungunu are an Indigenous tribe of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ngāti Kahungunu, as an Indigenous people, define our identity as a people through our inalienable, inherited connection with the natural environment that forges a reciprocal relationship whereby our ancestral landscape gives us holistic sustenance as a people, and we cherish our obligations to the environment to act as guardians, protecting the ability of our descendants to have a living and full relationship with the natural environment.

Ngāti Kahungunu consider Indigenous peoples contributing leadership to sustainable development is a fundamental aspect of our status as Indigenous peoples and a necessary expression of our inherited values and relationship with the natural environment. Recognising the alignment between our values and the driving objectives of Rio +20, we share the optimism of many that the conference will galvanise a step change in global practice toward sustainable development and green growth.

For the purposes of the compilation document, this submission concentrates on the general question posed:

What specific cooperation mechanisms, partnership arrangements or other implementation tools are envisaged and what is the relevant time frame for the proposed decisions to be reached and actions to be implemented?

Ngāti Kahungunu wish to signal our aspiration to develop, in advance of Rio+20, a partnership contributing Indigenous peoples, private sector and state leadership in the protection and restoration of the Pacific Ocean.

For Ngāti Kahungunu, the Pacific Ocean is fundamental to our identity as we are a voyaging people who trace our Migration to New Zealand across the Pacific Ocean, and through our Migration, forged strong genealogical connections with many of the peoples of the South Pacific. In addition to tracing our identities to the Pacific Ocean, we also celebrate the critical role of the Pacific Ocean in contributing to carbon sequestration and the wider sustenance of many states and communities.

Our vision is to restore Indigenous knowledges and peoples to being active guardians of the Pacific Ocean, generating economic, environmental, social and cultural outcomes. In advance of Rio+20, we intend to explore the development of a multi-stakeholder partnership amongst Indigenous peoples, states and private sector actors in the form of payment for ecosystems services arrangement.



b) What are the comments, if any, on existing proposals: e.g., a green economy roadmap, framework for action, sustainable development goals, a revitalized global partnership for sustainable development, or others?

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c) What are the views on implementation and on how to close the implementation gap, which relevant actors are envisaged as being involved (Governments, specific Major Groups, UN system, IFIs, etc.);

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d) What specific cooperation mechanisms, partnership arrangements or other implementation tools are envisaged and what is the relevant time frame for the proposed decisions to be reached and actions to be implemented?

Ngāti Kahungunu wish to signal our aspiration to develop, in advance of Rio+20, a partnership contributing Indigenous peoples, private sector and state leadership in the protection and restoration of the Pacific Ocean.


Specific Elements
a) Objective of the Conference: To secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assessing the progress to date and remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and addressing new and emerging challenges.

Contributions could include possible sectoral priorities (e.g., (e.g., energy, food security and sustainable agriculture, technology transfer, water, oceans, sustainable urbanization, sustainable consumption and production, natural disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation, biodiversity, etc.) and sectoral initiatives that contribute to integrate the three pillars of sustainable development could be launched and endorsed at Rio+20.

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b) Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication: views regarding how green economy can be a means to achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions, and poverty eradication; what is its potential added value; experience to date, including what has worked and how to build upon success, what are the challenges and opportunities and how to address the challenges and seize opportunities, and possible elements of an agreement in outcome document on a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication

It is our aspiration that the partnership we intend to explore amongst Indigenous, state and private sector partners can contribute to poverty eradication, decreasing aid dependence and generate 'green collar' jobs for Indigenous peoples.
c) Institutional framework for sustainable development: Priorities and proposals for strengthening individual pillars of sustainable development, as well as those for strengthening integration of the three pillars, at multiple levels; local, national, regional and international.

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d) Any proposals for refinement of the two themes. Recall that Resolution 64/236 describes the focus of the Conference: "The focus of the Conference will include the following themes to be discussed and refined during the preparatory process: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and the institutional framework for sustainable development".

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Full Submission

Ngāti Kahungunu Submission to the Rio+20 United

Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

This submission to the compilation document for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is presented on behalf of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated (Ngāti Kahungunu). Ngāti Kahungunu are an Indigenous tribe of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ngāti Kahungunu, as an Indigenous people, define our identity as a people through our inalienable, inherited connection with the natural environment that forges a reciprocal relationship whereby our ancestral landscape gives us holistic sustenance as a people, and we cherish our obligations to the environment to act as guardians, protecting the ability of our descendants to have a living and full relationship with the natural environment.

Ngāti Kahungunu consider Indigenous peoples contributing leadership to sustainable development is a fundamental aspect of our status as Indigenous peoples and a necessary expression of our inherited values and relationship with the natural environment. Recognising the alignment between our values and the driving objectives of Rio +20, we share the optimism of many that the conference will galvanise a step change in global practice toward sustainable development and green growth.

For the purposes of the compilation document, this submission concentrates on the general question posed:

What specific cooperation mechanisms, partnership arrangements or other implementation tools are envisaged and what is the relevant time frame for the proposed decisions to be reached and actions to be implemented?

Ngāti Kahungunu wish to signal our aspiration to develop, in advance of Rio+20, a partnership contributing Indigenous peoples, private sector and state leadership in the protection and restoration of the Pacific Ocean.

For Ngāti Kahungunu, the Pacific Ocean is fundamental to our identity as we are a voyaging people who trace our Migration to New Zealand across the Pacific Ocean, and through our Migration, forged strong genealogical connections with many of the peoples of the South Pacific. In addition to tracing our identities to the Pacific Ocean, we also celebrate the critical role of the Pacific Ocean in contributing to carbon sequestration and the wider sustenance of many states and communities.

Our vision is to restore Indigenous knowledges and peoples to being active guardians of the Pacific Ocean, generating economic, environmental, social and cultural outcomes. In advance of Rio+20, we intend to explore the development of a multi-stakeholder partnership amongst Indigenous peoples, states and private sector actors in the form of payment for ecosystems services arrangement.

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