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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: European Business and Nature Summit

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Business, CBD COP 15, Commerce, Conservation, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, English, EU, Europe, events, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: European Business and Nature Summit

Source: Small Island Developing States The European Business and Nature Summit, a two-day conference on business, biodiversity and natural capital, will bring together key representatives from businesses, governments and civil society in the EU to facilitate more decisive global action to halt the loss of biodiversity and restore healthy ecosystems. The Summit will contribute to: […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SBSTA Chair Issues Reflections Note in Advance of Bonn Climate Change Conference

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, ENB, Energy, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Germany, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, HLPF 2019, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, International Negotiations, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, New Zealand, News, Oceania, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 25, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SBSTA Chair Issues Reflections Note in Advance of Bonn Climate Change Conference

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 May 2019: The Chair of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) has released a reflections note in advance of SBSTA’s 50th session, providing information on the status of work on SBSTA agenda items and proposed organization of work. SBSTA 50 will take place in Bonn, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IGES Report Discusses Pathways to Reverse “Unsustainable Land Transformations” in Asia Pacific

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Culture, DJF, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, Energy, English, Environment, Exploration, Forests & REDD, Gas, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Indonesia, Integrated Water Resources Management, KB, land, Landscape Approach, Melanesia, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, REDD+, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SFM, SIDS, SLM, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IGES Report Discusses Pathways to Reverse “Unsustainable Land Transformations” in Asia Pacific

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2019: It is estimated that at least two billion hectares of land in the Asia-Pacific region are degraded, while cities and adjacent rural areas are grappling with the impacts of pollution and other consequences of agricultural expansion and unplanned urban sprawl. How to deal with some of the difficult […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: OceanObs’19: An Ocean of Opportunity

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, Education, Energy, English, Environment, EU, events, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNESCO, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: OceanObs’19: An Ocean of Opportunity

Source: Small Island Developing States Part of the decadal conference series, OceanObs’19 will bring together the ocean observing community ranging from scientists to end users. The conference aims to “improve response to scientific and societal needs of a fit-for-purpose integrated ocean observing system,” to help better understand the environment of the Earth, monitor climate, and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: What Migratory Birds Tell Us About Sustainability

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Culture, DJF, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, EU, Europe, FAO, Forestry, France, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, wetlands, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: What Migratory Birds Tell Us About Sustainability

Source: Small Island Developing States A sign of the passing seasons which many of us have come to expect is, increasingly, under threat. Each year, flocks of migratory birds arrive and leave in dazzling displays, landing in trees and on lakes, ponds and beaches, foraging for food in fields and marshes. They provide both sustenance […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Biodiversity Update

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Business, CBD COP 15, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Conservation, Crude, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, ENB, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, fish, Forests & REDD, France, Gas, Gender, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, KB, land, meeting, MIL OSI, Mining, Monitoring & Evaluation, NATO, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Science, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, United Kingdom, Weather, Wildlife, World Trade Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Biodiversity Update

Source: Small Island Developing States The seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES 7) convened last week in Paris, France, bringing significant global attention to biodiversity and ecosystem services. This SDG Knowledge Weekly brief compiles and collates reports and briefs released around the session and some of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Arctic States Reaffirm Commitment to Sustainable Development of Arctic Ecosystems and People

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crude, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, 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 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, Intergovernmental Organization, International Negotiations, Invasive Alien Species, KB, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, News, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Persistent Organic Pollutants, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Protected Areas, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Russia, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, United States of America, Weather, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Arctic States Reaffirm Commitment to Sustainable Development of Arctic Ecosystems and People

Source: Small Island Developing States 7 May 2019: Ministers of eight Arctic States reaffirmed their commitment to the sustainable development and protection of the Arctic environment and to the well-being of Arctic inhabitants, in a Joint Ministerial Statement signed at the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting. The Council’s Working Groups released reports on climate change, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Project Seeks to Eliminate Mercury in ASGM Sector in Mongolia and the Philippines

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Chemicals of concern, CTF, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Exploration, GEF, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, Heavy Metals, ILO, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, KB, Labour, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mining, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, Project, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Technology, Tourism, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNIDO, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Project Seeks to Eliminate Mercury in ASGM Sector in Mongolia and the Philippines

Source: Small Island Developing States 5 April 2019: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have launched a USD 60 million project titled, ‘Contribution Toward the Elimination of Mercury in the Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector: From Miners To Refiners.’ The project will help reduce harmful mercury emissions […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: FAO Guidelines to Help Incorporate Environmental Flows into “Water Stress” Indicator 6.4.2

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Europe, FAO, Germany, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Integrated Water Resources Management, Irrigation, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, NATO, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Water & Sanitation, water quality  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: FAO Guidelines to Help Incorporate Environmental Flows into “Water Stress” Indicator 6.4.2

Source: Small Island Developing States At a dedicated event at FAO Headquarters on 29 January 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) launched the new Guidelines for a minimum methodological standard for global reporting on how to incorporate environmental flows into SDG “water stress” indicator 6.4.2. As their name indicates, the SDGs […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: GIZ Report Highlights Practical Aspects of Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, English, Europe, Forests & REDD, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, governance, Health, Investment, KB, land, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, National Action, National Government, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Tourism, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: GIZ Report Highlights Practical Aspects of Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Source: Small Island Developing States April 2019: A report developed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) highlights success factors and practical entry points for mainstreaming ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) into policies and planning. Titled, ‘Emerging Lessons for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Strategic Entry Points and Processes,’ the publication is based on 16 case studies from […]

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