The Pacific Development and Conservation Trust is committed to supporting sustainable development, where communities are engaged and working in partnership, with iwi, hapū, aiga, the local indigenous people and communities. The objectives of the trust are:
• the enhancement, protection and conservation of the physical environment of the Pacific and of its natural and historic resources
• the peaceful, economic, physical and social development of the Pacific and its peoples
• peaceful conservation and development of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Pacific
• peace, understanding and goodwill between the peoples of the Pacific.