Islands Community Stability Initiative

THE ICSI CONSENSUS

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

2.1 SOCIAL PRINCIPLES

To enhance the quality of Island life requires that the concerns of individuals and communities are respected as environmental and economic balance is sought. The ICSI shall:

2.2 ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES

The ICSI sees an ideal economy as one which generates greater social benefits at all levels from the use of fewer resources. The ICSI shall:

2.3 ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES

The ICSI recognizes that a healthy environment is the foundation upon which a sound economy and society depend, and that all resource use must be done in a manner respectful of the Islands' ecosystems. The ICSI shall:

2.4 DECISION-MAKING PRINCIPLES

These economic, social and environmental principles shall be reconciled and implemented in neutrally administered decision-making processes that are transparent and that consider all community and other interests affecting the Islands. These processes shall promote decision-making through finding common ground.

The ICSI shall facilitate informed community discussion, and promote processes used for making decisions regarding land, resource and environmental uses that are: