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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEA-4 Draft Outcome Reflects Three Priorities for SCP

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Technology, Tourism, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEA-4 Draft Outcome Reflects Three Priorities for SCP

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 August 2018: The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) President circulated an outline of the draft ministerial outcome document from UNEA-4 for comment. UNEA-4 will take place from 11-15 March 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya, on the theme, ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)’. Siim Kiisler, Minister […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IEA Report Shows Falling Global Investment in Energy, Record Spending on Solar

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, China, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Geothermal, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, hydropower, IEA, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, Market-Based Mechanisms, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, United States of America, Wave & Tidal, Weather, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IEA Report Shows Falling Global Investment in Energy, Record Spending on Solar

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 July 2018: The International Energy Agency (IEA) report titled, ‘World Energy Investment 2018,’ finds a decline in global investment for renewables and energy efficiency in 2017, but notes that figures are impacted by declining costs. The report notes that state-backed investments account for an increasing share of global energy […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: India Presents the First Bonn Challenge Country Progress Report

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Afforestation & Reforestation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, Desertification & Land Degradation, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Forests & REDD, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Health, India, Indonesia, land, Landscape Approach, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SFM, SLM, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: India Presents the First Bonn Challenge Country Progress Report

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 August 2018: India has published the first-ever country progress report under the Bonn Challenge on forest landscape restoration, which concludes that the country is on track to achieve its pledge of restoring 13 million hectares of degraded land by 2020 and an additional 8 million hectares by 2030. The […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IPBES Publishes “Roadmap” for Conducting and Communicating Assessments

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, CBD, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, land, Landscape Approach, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, NATO, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UNCCD, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IPBES Publishes “Roadmap” for Conducting and Communicating Assessments

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 August 2018: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has published a guide to help address conceptual, procedural and practical aspects of the IPBES assessments, and to promote consistency in evaluating and communicating the state of knowledge across different scales. IPBES conducts four main types of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-WIDER Database Contributes to Analyses of Global Inequality

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Data Platforms, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Politics, Publication, Republic of Korea, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNU  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-WIDER Database Contributes to Analyses of Global Inequality

Source: Small Island Developing States June 2018: By assessing the presence or absence of a middle class in countries around the world, researchers have found that “absolute bipolarization” of global income distribution increased substantially from 1975-2010. Authors Laurence Roope, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa and Finn Tarp used data from the UN University World Institute for Development Economics […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Eighth Meeting of the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDG 8)

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, Europe, events, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, UN Intergovernmental Body  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Eighth Meeting of the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDG 8)

Source: Small Island Developing States The eighth meeting of the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) will convene in Stockholm, Sweden, from 5-8 November 2018, hosted by Statistics Sweden at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agenda (Sida). As with the seventh meeting, IAEG-SDGs 8 will begin with a one-day […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Report Guides Practitioners in Selecting Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate Change, Conservation, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, English, Forests & REDD, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Intelligence, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Protected Areas, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Tourism, Trade, Water & Sanitation, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Report Guides Practitioners in Selecting Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment

Source: Small Island Developing States 7 August 2018: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) has released a report that provides guidance for practitioners on tools to measure, model and value ecosystem services (ES) provision. The report focuses on assessing ES in sites with high biodiversity and nature […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Toolbox Highlights Interlinkages between Human Rights, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Energy, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, Justice, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Toolbox Highlights Interlinkages between Human Rights, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 June 2018: Franciscans International has published a toolbox to review, compare and contrast review mechanisms related to human rights, the SDGs and climate change. Titled, ‘Human Rights, Sustainable Development and Climate Policies: Connecting the Dots,’ the publication focuses on international mechanisms that can help protect human rights at the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 2030WaterSecure Programme Scales Up Capacity-building Efforts in Africa

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Education, English, Environment, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Health, Integrated Water Resources Management, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNU, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 2030WaterSecure Programme Scales Up Capacity-building Efforts in Africa

Source: Small Island Developing States 22 June 2018: The UN University’s Institute for Water Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and the water programme of Future Earth organized a one-day workshop to identify capacity needs among water professionals in African countries and to plan for the future. The workshop brought together participants from Ghana, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, […]

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