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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: AOSIS Chair Urges Increased Focus on Loss and Damage at COP 24

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, AIMS, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Finance, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, International Negotiations, Investment, Islands, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: AOSIS Chair Urges Increased Focus on Loss and Damage at COP 24

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 November 2018: Following the release of the IPPC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15), policymakers have considered the report’s implications for the forthcoming round of climate negotiations. In an article, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Chairman, Thoriq Ibrahim, who also serves as the energy minister […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Fifth Our Ocean Conference Generates US$10.7 Billion in Pledges

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AIMS, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Australia, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, China, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crime, CTF, Culture, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, Finance, fish, Fisheries, France, Gas, GEF, Germany, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, India, Indonesia, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, Japan, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, meeting, Melanesia, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, New Caledonia, News, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Protected Areas, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South East Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Fifth Our Ocean Conference Generates US$10.7 Billion in Pledges

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 October 2018: The fifth Our Ocean Conference generated 305 commitments to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Commitments focus on the Conference’s six themes: marine protected areas (MPAs); sustainable fisheries; marine pollution; climate change; sustainable blue economy; and maritime security. The US$10.7 billion in pledges represent commitments from a […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Over 290 Companies Sign Global Commitment on New Plastics Economy

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Business, Chemicals & Wastes, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Indonesia, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, NATO, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Over 290 Companies Sign Global Commitment on New Plastics Economy

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 October 2018: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) announced a global commitment to eliminate plastic waste at the fifth edition of the Our Ocean Conference. More than 290 of the world’s leading packaging brands have committed to ensure that 100 percent of plastic […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UK Announces Plastic Packaging Tax, Expands Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, AIMS, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Budget, Business, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, England, English, Europe, Finance, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, Imports, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, National Action, National Government, News, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, United Kingdom, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UK Announces Plastic Packaging Tax, Expands Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 October 2018: The Government of the UK has announced a tax on plastic packaging. The tax will apply to any business that produces or imports plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30 percent recycled content. The Government of the UK proposed the new tax in its autumn […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: COP Presidencies Issue Updated Note on Organization of Talanoa Dialogue at UNFCCC COP 24

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Fiji, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Talanoa Dialogue, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: COP Presidencies Issue Updated Note on Organization of Talanoa Dialogue at UNFCCC COP 24

Source: Small Island Developing States 29 October 2018: An updated note on the approach to organizing the Talanoa Dialogue during the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018, has been issued by the COP 23 Presidency and incoming COP 24 Presidency. COP 24 […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Commission, Partners Launch ‘Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles’

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, CTF, Culture, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, EU, Finance, fish, Fisheries, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Indonesia, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Shipping, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Tourism, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Commission, Partners Launch ‘Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles’

Source: Small Island Developing States 29 October 2018: The European Commission (EC), European Investment Bank (EIB), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) launched the world’s first global framework to finance a sustainable ocean economy at the fifth edition of the Our Ocean Conference. The principles will promote implementation and achievement […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Highlights Role of Climate Finance ahead of GCF Board Meeting, COP 24

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, English, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, GCF, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Immigration, International Financial Institution, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Highlights Role of Climate Finance ahead of GCF Board Meeting, COP 24

Source: Small Island Developing States 17 October 2018: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa stressed the importance of a successful outcome from the 21st meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, outlining the effects that the meeting will have on the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018. Espinosa […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Secretary-General Urges Ministerial Action to Bend Emissions Curve by 2020

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Fiscal Updates, Fossil Fuel Subsidies, France, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Indonesia, International Monetary Fund, Investment, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Secretariat, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Secretary-General Urges Ministerial Action to Bend Emissions Curve by 2020

Source: Small Island Developing States 13 October 2018: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlined three key areas of action to bend the emissions curve by 2020 in his remarks to the Climate Finance Ministerial Meeting. Guterres identified additional opportunities to limit the global average temperature rise through improved management of land, energy, industry, buildings and cities […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: African Forest Restoration Pledges Exceed 2030 Target, Boost Bonn Challenge Achievements

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, Afforestation & Reforestation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Banking and Finance, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Forests & REDD, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, KB, land, Landscape Approach, Latin America, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, SDGs (All), SFM, SLM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: African Forest Restoration Pledges Exceed 2030 Target, Boost Bonn Challenge Achievements

Source: Small Island Developing States 2 October 2018: In just three years since its launch, pledges by 27 countries under the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) have surpassed the regional target of restoring 100 million hectares of degraded land by 2030. With commitments totaling 111 million hectares, Africa currently accounts for nearly 75% of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ILC Bandung Declaration Links Agrarian Reform to Land and Social Justice

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crude, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Exploration, Forestry, Forests & REDD, Gas, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, governance, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, Indonesia, Investment, Justice, KB, land, Land Tenure and Property Rights, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ILC Bandung Declaration Links Agrarian Reform to Land and Social Justice

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 September 2018: An 11-point declaration adopted by the Assembly of Members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) identifies agrarian reform and protecting land and environmental defenders as two urgent areas for action. The Declaration states that success in achieving the SDGs will depend on “our willingness to fundamentally transform […]

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