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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Presents Methodology for Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Budget, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Education, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, News, OECD, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Weather, WTO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Presents Methodology for Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2019: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report that details the first internationally agreed methodology to help countries increase transparency on fossil fuel subsidies.The report titled, ‘Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Context of the SDGs,’ describes current practices of monitoring fossil fuel subsidies and provides methodological […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Exchange Views on Details of SDG Summit Outcome

By   /  June 11, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Exploration, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Gas, Gender, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, HLPF 2019, Human Rights, Human Settlements & Population, Immigration, International Negotiations, Justice, KB, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Transport, UN Intergovernmental Body, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Exchange Views on Details of SDG Summit Outcome

Source: Small Island Developing States 7 June 2019: During a standing-room only informal-informal consultation on Friday afternoon, 7 June, UN Member States offered detailed suggestions on the political declaration to be adopted at the SDG Summit in September 2019. This first consultation covered all three sections of the zero draft of the declaration. A new […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: CCICED Urges China to Help Belt and Road Countries Meet Paris Agreement, SDGs

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, biodiversity, Business, CBD COP 15, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Conservation, CTF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, ENB, English, Environment, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, National Action, National Government, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: CCICED Urges China to Help Belt and Road Countries Meet Paris Agreement, SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 5 June 2019: The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) deliberated on outcomes from the eight Special Policy Studies (SPS) conducted during the past year, and discussed draft recommendations informed by SPS findings at its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hangzhou, China. Delegates urged China […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Pakistan Shares VNR Highlights at National Conference

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, governance, Health, HLPF 2019, KB, Latin America, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Pakistan Shares VNR Highlights at National Conference

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 May 2019: Pakistan’s Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform (PD&R) hosted a national conference to share key findings and highlights from Pakistan’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) of SDG implementation. Pakistan is one of 47 countries presenting its VNR during the July 2019 session of the UN High-level Political […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Falling Tech Costs Make Renewables “Backbone” of Energy Decarbonization, IRENA Report Finds

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Biomass & Bioenergy, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crude, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Energy, English, Exploration, Finance, France, Gas, Geothermal, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, hydropower, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, IRENA, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Weather, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Falling Tech Costs Make Renewables “Backbone” of Energy Decarbonization, IRENA Report Finds

Source: Small Island Developing States 29 May 2019: Renewable power is the cheapest electricity source in many parts of the world, according to a report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which predicts that renewable power costs will continue to fall, strengthening the business case for renewables and leading to greater climate ambition. […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Scientists Call for Protecting 30 Percent of Lands by 2030

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  24-7, Afforestation & Reforestation, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Culture, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, fish, Fisheries, Forests & REDD, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Investment, KB, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Protected Areas, Publication, Science, SDGs (All), SFM, SLM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Technology, Tourism, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Scientists Call for Protecting 30 Percent of Lands by 2030

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2019: Scientists have issued a renewed call for a ‘Global Deal for Nature’ (GDN) to “save the diversity and abundance of life on Earth” and to “fast-track the protection and restoration of all natural habitat by 2030.” They argue the GDN could provide a companion pact to the Paris […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IRENA Revised Roadmap Calls for Increased Electrification, Renewable Energy Use to Reach Climate Goals

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Economy, Employment, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Exports, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, IRENA, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Transport, Weather, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IRENA Revised Roadmap Calls for Increased Electrification, Renewable Energy Use to Reach Climate Goals

Source: Small Island Developing States April 2019: Increased renewable energy use and intensified electrification could help achieve climate goals by 2050, according to an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) study, which describes deployable, cost-effective options for countries to transform the energy sector. The report titled, ‘Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050,’ expands on the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: G7 Environment Ministers Commit to Fight Biodiversity Loss, Tackle Climate Change, Inequalities

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, CBD COP 15, Central Africa, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Commodities, Conservation, CTF, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Fiji, Finance, fish, Forests & REDD, France, G7, Gender, Germany, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, Intergovernmental Process, Japan, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Mitigation, National Government, Near East, News, North Africa, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Protected Areas, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SFM, SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, United Kingdom, United States of America, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: G7 Environment Ministers Commit to Fight Biodiversity Loss, Tackle Climate Change, Inequalities

Source: Small Island Developing States 6 May 2019: The Group of 7 (G7) Environment Ministers agreed on a Communiqué and the Metz Charter on Biodiversity at the G7 Environment Ministers’ Meeting. The Communiqué addresses inequalities and inclusivity in transitioning towards a green future, the role of science and research in the context of sustainable development, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IMO Accelerates Action to Reduce GHG Emissions from Shipping

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, IMO, Industrial Development, International Negotiations, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, National Government, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Science, SDGs (All), Shipping, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNFCCC, United Kingdom, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IMO Accelerates Action to Reduce GHG Emissions from Shipping

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 May 2019: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is accelerating action and implementing measures to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To advance the objectives of the IMO’s initial strategy to reduce […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Symposium Calls for Action Plan to Tackle Governance of Soil Erosion

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, ENB, English, Exploration, FAO, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, governance, Health, IAEA, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mining, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCCD, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Symposium Calls for Action Plan to Tackle Governance of Soil Erosion

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 May 2019: While there is broad consensus on the physical processes of soil erosion and how to combat them, concerted efforts are still needed to tackle the “controversial questions” that undermine sustainable soil management in many areas of the world. These entrenched bottlenecks to tackling “the most significant threat […]

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