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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Soil Biodiversity and Soil Organic Carbon: Why Should Nations Invest In It To Keep Drylands Alive?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Desertification & Land Degradation, Economy, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Health, Investment, land, MIL OSI, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Politics, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Soil Biodiversity and Soil Organic Carbon: Why Should Nations Invest In It To Keep Drylands Alive?

Source: Small Island Developing States The 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification calls to reflect on the true value of land and the need to invest in it; healthy soils are central to sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development increases the demand on soils to provide food, water and energy security, protect biodiversity, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Dust Disrespects Political Boundaries, Let’s Act Together

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Business, Central Asia, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crude, Culture, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, India, Korea, land, MIL OSI, Mining, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Near East, North Africa, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Republic of Korea, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCCD, UNEP, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, WHO, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Dust Disrespects Political Boundaries, Let’s Act Together

Source: Small Island Developing States In March this year, an unusual sand and dust storm nicknamed ‘Mars on Earth or Orange Snow[1]’ transported and deposited dust that transformed European landscapes into a surreal orange-tinted scenery. An even more drastic dust storm swept over India recently and left behind a trail of casualties.[2] Then in May, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Climate Adaptation Finance Update: Banks, Stakeholders Link Investment Decisions with Climate Change Uncertainties

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, EU, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Follow-Up and Review, Gas, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, 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, International Negotiations, Investment, Korea, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Project, Publication, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport, United Kingdom, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Climate Adaptation Finance Update: Banks, Stakeholders Link Investment Decisions with Climate Change Uncertainties

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 May 2018: During the month of May, bankers continued discussions on climate-related financial disclosures to transform the way markets respond to climate change. Development practitioners implemented policy-oriented adaptation strategies with projects aimed at increasing climate resilience. They also reviewed lessons learned, progress made and further needs, in particular for […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 1st Global Land Degradation Neutrality Forum

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, Eastern Asia, English, events, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Korea, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UNCCD, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 1st Global Land Degradation Neutrality Forum

Source: Small Island Developing States As part of its efforts towards land degradation neutrality (LDN), the Government of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), proposed holding a ‘Global LDN Forum’. The Forum will provide an opportunity to explore and discuss insights and experiences on how the global […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: UNGA High-level Dialogue on Sand and Dust Storms

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate Change, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, English, events, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Health, HLPF 2018, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, UN Intergovernmental Body  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: UNGA High-level Dialogue on Sand and Dust Storms

Source: Small Island Developing States Pursuant to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 72/225 of 20 December 2017, a high-level dialogue on sand and dust storms (SDS) will be convened during the 72nd session of the UNGA. The dialogue will focus on action-oriented recommendations and challenges faced by affected countries, and discuss ways to improve […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Country Profiles Reveal Global Cost of Land Degradation

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Central Africa, CGIAR, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Global Economy, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, land, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UNCCD, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Country Profiles Reveal Global Cost of Land Degradation

Source: Small Island Developing States 15 May 2018: “The global economy will lose a whopping US$23 trillion by 2050 through land degradation,” whereas the cost of taking immediate action, estimated to be around US$4.6 trillion, is “only a fraction of the predicted losses.” This is one of the key conclusions of a review of 21 […]

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