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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Green Financing, Investors Contribute to Low-carbon Transition, Reaching SDGs

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Central Asia, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Forests & REDD, GCF, Gender, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, International Financial Institution, Investment, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, REDD+, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Green Financing, Investors Contribute to Low-carbon Transition, Reaching SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 October 2018: During September and early October 2018, the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) demonstrated how non-state actors can catalyze the low-carbon transition, including through green bonds and climate risk exposures in portfolios. The Global Green Bond Partnership was launched, and the World Bank deepened its green bond partnerships […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WEF Paper Highlights Importance, Examples of City Agility Across Sectors

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Intelligence, Internet Communications Technology, Internet of Things, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Renewables, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Transport  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WEF Paper Highlights Importance, Examples of City Agility Across Sectors

Source: Small Island Developing States 19 September 2018: A white paper titled, ‘Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,’ by the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization explores the concept of agility as it relates to cities. The paper highlights the importance of agility in the context of the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IPCC Special Report: Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C Will Require “Unprecedented” Transitions

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Afforestation & Reforestation, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, ENB, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Exploration, Forests & REDD, Gas, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Intergovernmental Organization, International Negotiations, Japan, Korea, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Renewables, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UNEP, UNFCCC COP 24, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Wind, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IPCC Special Report: Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C Will Require “Unprecedented” Transitions

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 October 2018: The 48th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-48) has approved a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) and its Technical Summary, and adopted a Summary for Policymakers (SPM), following its line-by-line discussion. According to the Panel, limiting the global average temperature rise […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Urges Tackling Waste Management on World Habitat Day

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Eastern Africa, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Republic of Korea, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Urges Tackling Waste Management on World Habitat Day

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 October 2018: The UN recognized World Habitat Day with calls for increasing imagination and innovation to address global waste management challenges. The Day focused on the theme, ‘Municipal Solid Waste.’ According to the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 99 percent of purchased items are discarded within six months, and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WIPO Illustrates How Innovation, Intellectual Property Can Support SDGs

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Economics & Investment, Economy, Education, Energy, English, Environment, fish, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, Investment, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Water & Sanitation, Weather, WIPO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WIPO Illustrates How Innovation, Intellectual Property Can Support SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States October 2018: The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has highlighted how diffusion of innovative technologies can play a critical role in achieving many of the SDGs. The publication describes the relationship between intellectual property, innovation and the SDGs, and showcases examples of WIPO’s contributions to the SDGs. SDG 9 (industry, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNISDR Tool Promotes City-to-City Peer Review for DRR

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, English, Europe, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN/ISDR, United Kingdom, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNISDR Tool Promotes City-to-City Peer Review for DRR

Source: Small Island Developing States 28 September 2018: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released a city-to-city disaster risk reduction (DRR) peer review. The ‘USCORE’ tool is expected to help cities implement the Sendai Framework for DRR and build the resilience of cities. The tool arose out of a need identified by […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: One Planet Summit Takes Stock of Commitments, Announces New Actions to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Cyclone, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, English, EU, Europe, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, France, 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 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, Islands, land, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Trade, Transport, UN Secretariat, UNFCCC COP 24, Water & Sanitation, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: One Planet Summit Takes Stock of Commitments, Announces New Actions to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

Source: Small Island Developing States 26 September 2018: The second edition of the One Planet Summit reviewed progress on commitments taken last year and announced a variety of new initiatives to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The report titled, ‘One Planet Summit: The Review of the Commitments,’ released at the conclusion […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat Database Provides Budget, Expenditure Data for Over 100 Cities

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Data Platforms, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Energy, English, Europe, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Human Settlements & Population, Latin America and the Caribbean, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Systemic Issues, Trade, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat Database Provides Budget, Expenditure Data for Over 100 Cities

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 September 2018: The first database of its kind, UN-Habitat’s Global Municipal Database (GMD) offers a standard set of indicators and local-level, per capita budget data for over 100 cities. The database, launched in September 2018, aims to highlight the importance of local financial data to policy- and decision-making. The […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Launches Urban Nature Alliance to Monitor Natural Capital, Improve Health

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, Europe, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Hawaii, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, United Kingdom, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Launches Urban Nature Alliance to Monitor Natural Capital, Improve Health

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 September 2018: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched the Urban Nature Alliance. Dedicated to improving human health and well-being through greener cities, the Alliance aims to standardize how cities measure their natural capital and raise awareness on the benefits of preserving urban ecosystems. Urban […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Announces Momentum for Change Winners

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Biomass & Bioenergy, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Gender, Germany, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, India, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Near East, News, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Technology, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, United Kingdom, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Announces Momentum for Change Winners

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 September 2018: The UNFCCC announced the 15 recipients of the 2018 UN ‘Momentum for Change’ award. The winning activities contribute to one of Momentum for Change’s four focus areas: planetary health; Climate Neutral Now (CNN); women for results; and financing for climate-friendly investment. The winners will be recognized at […]

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