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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Nordic Countries Sign Declaration to Accelerate Climate Action towards Carbon Neutrality

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Forests & REDD, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Transport, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Nordic Countries Sign Declaration to Accelerate Climate Action towards Carbon Neutrality

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 January 2019: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland have signed a declaration committing to enhance their cooperation to accelerate climate action at the national, regional and global levels and to work towards carbon neutrality. The Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway and Iceland, the Swedish Minister for the Environment and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Nigeria’s Kaduna State Highlights Subnational Actions Driving SDG Implementation

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Immigration, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Secretariat, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Nigeria’s Kaduna State Highlights Subnational Actions Driving SDG Implementation

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: A conference in Kaduna State, Nigeria, highlighted the role of subnational governments in SDG implementation. Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai briefed participants at the ‘SDGs Acceleration Conference 2019’ on his administration’s actions that make Kaduna an “SDG pacesetter.” El-Rufai said the Kaduna State Development Plan is aligned […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Environmental Law Review Explores Need for Global Pact

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economy, English, Environment, Forests & REDD, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Health, Investment, Justice, KB, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Technology, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Environmental Law Review Explores Need for Global Pact

Source: Small Island Developing States January 2019: Fordham Environmental Law Review published an article exploring the need for a Global Pact for the Environment Pact, what it could do, and how it could do it. The authors plead for “an explicit, universal right to a healthy environment.” In May 2018, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat Addresses Climate Vulnerabilities of Informal Settlements

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Cyclone, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Finance, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat Addresses Climate Vulnerabilities of Informal Settlements

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 November 2018: Climate action in informal settlements calls for a “detailed, in-depth and nuanced” understanding of the physical conditions, the demographics and the differentiated vulnerabilities of affected populations, finds a UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) report titled, ‘Pro-Poor Climate Action in Informal Settlements.’ The thematic guide argues that such […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Sustainability Reporting Standard Aims to Drive Finance towards SDGs

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, Exploration, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Forests & REDD, Gas, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, India, Indigenous & Community Forests, KB, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, North Africa, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Sustainability Reporting Standard Aims to Drive Finance towards SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: A new standard has been launched to help drive finance towards the most impactful sustainable development projects. Verra, the non-profit organization that developed and manages the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), launched the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta), setting out rules and criteria for the design, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Climate Finance Flows on the Rise, but Improved Data Needed to Track Progress on Mitigation and Adaptation Pathways

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Currency Exchange Rates, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, ENB, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Exports, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, NATO, News, Northern America, OECD, Open Source Intel, Other Energy Sources, Pacific, partnership, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, United Kingdom, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Climate Finance Flows on the Rise, but Improved Data Needed to Track Progress on Mitigation and Adaptation Pathways

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 December 2018: The year 2018 concluded with the adoption of the Katowice Climate Package that lays out the guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and stipulates making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate-resilient development as one of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: WEF 2019, Digitalization, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Adaptation, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Commodities, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Europe, Finance, Global Economy, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Intelligence, International Negotiations, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Politics, Project, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UNDP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: WEF 2019, Digitalization, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth

Source: Small Island Developing States The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) took place from 22-25 January 2019 in Davos, Switzerland, to mixed reviews. This SDG Knowledge Weekly focuses on papers and articles on issues that took the spotlight at Davos, such as climate change, data and digital economies, inequality, economic uncertainty, and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Prepare for UNEA-4

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, CTF, DJF, ENB, English, Environment, Finance, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, International Negotiations, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, National Government, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Singapore, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Prepare for UNEA-4

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 January 2019: The Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific brought approximately 575 participants together, including 26 ministers and vice-ministers of environment, the President of Sri Lanka, the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, and the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, to focus on the theme of upcoming […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Environmental Laws Impeded by Lack of Enforcement, First-ever Global Assessment Finds

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Environment, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, governance, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Justice, KB, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Environmental Laws Impeded by Lack of Enforcement, First-ever Global Assessment Finds

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 January 2019: Environmental laws have grown dramatically over the last three decades but, due to the lack of implementation and enforcement, they fall far short of what is required to address environmental challenges. Weak enforcement is a global trend exacerbating environmental threats. This is the main conclusion of the […]

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