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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Chemicals Agency Recommends Microplastics Restriction

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Chemicals & Wastes, Crude, CTF, Culture, DJF, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Health, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, MIL OSI, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Chemicals Agency Recommends Microplastics Restriction

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released the results of its review of available scientific information on the environmental and health risks posed by intentionally added microplastics from a variety of sectors, from agriculture and construction to the cosmetic industry. Based on the assessment, the ECHA recommends […]

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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: 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: Event: 2019 Arctic Frontiers: Smart Arctic

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, English, Europe, events, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 2019 Arctic Frontiers: Smart Arctic

Source: Small Island Developing States The 13th Arctic Frontiers conference will convene under the theme, ‘Smart Arctic’. Its plenary programme consists of five main sessions on: the state of the Arctic; blue growth; smart solutions; bridging the gap; and Arctic business prospects. A science programme following the plenary will address: plastics in the ocean; the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Oceans and Decarbonization

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Australia, Aviation, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economy, Education, Energy, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Health, India, Indonesia, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, Investment, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mining, Near East, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Technology, Thailand, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, United States of America, Weather, Western Asia, Wildlife, World Trade Organisation, WTO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Oceans and Decarbonization

Source: Small Island Developing States This SDG Knowledge Weekly spotlights recent findings and platforms on SDG 14 (life below water). The brief also reviews a few items on decarbonization towards SDG 13 (climate action), which researchers note plays a key role in ocean-related challenges. An article published in Science finds that the ocean is warming […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Procter and Gamble Leads Alliance to Minimize and Manage Plastic Waste

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Procter and Gamble Leads Alliance to Minimize and Manage Plastic Waste

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: Procter and Gamble has co-founded the cross value chain, ‘Alliance to End Plastic Waste,’ with nearly 30 organizations and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The Alliance will help to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, particularly in the ocean, with a focus on the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Festival to End Plastic Pollution

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Chemicals & Wastes, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Europe, events, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Health, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, UN Secretariat  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Festival to End Plastic Pollution

Source: Small Island Developing States A festival to end plastic pollution will take place in Antigua and Barbuda as part of a global campaign, launched by UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa with the Governments of Norway and Antigua and Barbuda in December 2018. The campaign focuses on phasing out the use of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SAICM Launches Project on Best Practices for Chemical Policy Issues of Concern

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Chemicals & Wastes, Crude, CTF, DJF, E-waste, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, GEF, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, governance, Hazardous Waste, Health, Heavy Metals, Industrial Chemicals, International Financial Institution, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Persistent Organic Pollutants, pesticides, Project, SAICM, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SAICM Launches Project on Best Practices for Chemical Policy Issues of Concern

Source: Small Island Developing States 16 January 2019: The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Secretariat launched a project on global best practices on emerging chemical policy issues of concern. The project – which is the first such Global Environment Facility (GEF) full-size project – will be implemented in over 70 countries over a […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Examines Legal Foundations of a Global Pact for the Environment

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, biodiversity, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Eastern Africa, ENB, English, Environment, Europe, Forests & REDD, France, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Intergovernmental Process, International Negotiations, Justice, KB, land, law, Legal, meeting, MIL OSI, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, United Kingdom, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Examines Legal Foundations of a Global Pact for the Environment

Source: Small Island Developing States 15 January 2019: In the context of the first substantive session of the Ad Hoc Open Ended Working Group Towards a Global Pact for the Environment, experts have released a draft report on legal foundations for a Global Pact for the Environment. Through 26 chapters, the report discusses various principles […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Plastic Boat Setting Sail to Raise Awareness on Plastic Pollution

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, CTF, Culture, DJF, Eastern Africa, English, Environment, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Plastic Boat Setting Sail to Raise Awareness on Plastic Pollution

Source: Small Island Developing States 10 January 2019: The ‘Flipflopi’ Project has produced the world’s first traditional dhow boat built entirely of ten tonnes of plastic trash collected from Kenya’s beaches and towns. The boat aims to raise awareness on marine plastic pollution and highlight the impact of plastic on marine ecosystems. The Flipflopi Project […]

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