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, […]Read More →
Source: Small Island Developing States In March this year, an unusual sand and dust storm nicknamed ‘Mars on Earth or Orange Snow’ 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. Then in May, […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →