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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: Monthly Forecast November 2018: Biennial UN Conference Reviewing Progress on 2020 Aichi Targets, Considering 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, CBD, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Exploration, Forests & REDD, Gas, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Health, Heavy Metals, Intergovernmental Process, International Negotiations, KB, meeting, Mercury Convention, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Sanitation, SDGs (All), SFM, Small Island Developing States, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: Monthly Forecast November 2018: Biennial UN Conference Reviewing Progress on 2020 Aichi Targets, Considering 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

Source: Small Island Developing States As is usually the case towards the end of the year, November’s agenda is packed with regular annual sessions of UN agencies, multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) bodies, various high-level meetings and assorted multistakeholder gatherings. A key event during this busy period in November 2018 is the biennial UN Biodiversity Conference, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IMO Adopts Action Plan on Marine Litter

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, CTF, Culture, DJF, Education, English, Environment, fish, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, Health, IMO, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Shipping, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Tourism, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IMO Adopts Action Plan on Marine Litter

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 October 2018: The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted an action plan that enhances existing regulations and introduces measures to reduce and prevent marine plastic litter entering the oceans through ship-based activities. The action plan is in line with IMO’s commitment to support achievement of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ozone MOP Prepares for January 2019 Entry into Force of Kigali Amendment

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Aviation, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, ENB, English, Environment, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, Industrial Chemicals, International Negotiations, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Ozone, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ozone MOP Prepares for January 2019 Entry into Force of Kigali Amendment

Source: Small Island Developing States 9 November 2018: The 30th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 30) adopted 21 decisions, including items important to the January 2019 entry into force of the Kigali Amendment on Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Decision elements related to the Kigali Amendment included: […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Third Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group for SAICM

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Chemicals & Wastes, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, events, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, governance, Health, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SAICM, SAICM 2020, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Third Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group for SAICM

Source: Small Island Developing States The third meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is scheduled to take place from 2-4 April 2019, in Montevideo, Uruguay. The functions of the OEWG are to consider the implementation, development and enhancement of SAICM, including by: Reviewing and prioritizing […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Technical Paper Highlights Mitigation Benefits of Circular Economy

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, Finance, Fiscal Updates, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Talanoa Dialogue, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Technical Paper Highlights Mitigation Benefits of Circular Economy

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 October 2018: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper, which compiles and shares information on the mitigation benefits and co-benefits of policies, practices and actions relating to circular economy activities with a focus on waste to energy, supply chain redesign and industrial waste reuse. The paper (FCCC/TP/2018/2) is […]

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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: UN Environment, Partners Identify 25 Air Pollution Solutions in Asia Pacific

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Banking and Finance, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, Exploration, Finance, Forests & REDD, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Other Energy Sources, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Environment, Partners Identify 25 Air Pollution Solutions in Asia Pacific

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 October 2018: A report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment), the Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (APCAP) and Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) identifies 25 measures to be taken on air pollution that can positively impact on human health, crop yields, climate change and socioeconomic […]

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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: Policy Brief: Leaders at UNGA 73 Debate Urge Accelerated Climate Action, Security Council to Address Climate Change

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Adaptation, Afforestation & Reforestation, Africa, Aid, AIMS, AM-NC, ASEAN, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central Asia, Chemicals & Wastes, China, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, CTF, Culture, Cyclone, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, Fiji, Finance, fish, Fisheries, Forestry, Forests & REDD, France, Gas, Germany, Global Economy, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, Human Rights, Human Settlements & Population, hydropower, India, Indonesia, Intergovernmental Organization, International Law, Investment, Islands, KB, Korea, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, Melanesia, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, NATO, Near East, Nepal, New Zealand, North Africa, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Renewables, Republic of Korea, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, solar, Solomon Islands, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Talanoa Dialogue, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Tonga, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, UNFCCC COP 24, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: Leaders at UNGA 73 Debate Urge Accelerated Climate Action, Security Council to Address Climate Change

Source: Small Island Developing States The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) high-level General Debate focused on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, among other topics. Leaders underscored the need for accelerated action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with small island developing States […]

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