At the end of the two days, conference delegates drafted a statement that affirmed next steps. They include:
- engaging in collaborative research projects on issues related to island economies;
- working with international organizations and governments to create a global standard template for the collection of harmonized data on subnational island jurisdictions;
- ensuring that the harmonized data on subnational island jurisdictions is meaningful to the day-to-day lives of islanders, as well as to local and international researchers, governments and organizations; and
- assisting Hainan Province to conduct studies on opening up policy which is critical to its development; and monitoring the progress to meet the actions listed above.
[PDF of the Hainan Statement, in English and Mandarin]