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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Nordic Countries Sign Declaration to Accelerate Climate Action towards Carbon Neutrality

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Forests & REDD, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Transport, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Nordic Countries Sign Declaration to Accelerate Climate Action towards Carbon Neutrality

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 January 2019: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland have signed a declaration committing to enhance their cooperation to accelerate climate action at the national, regional and global levels and to work towards carbon neutrality. The Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway and Iceland, the Swedish Minister for the Environment and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Stakeholders Launch Assessment Report of 2018 SDG National Reviews

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, Budget, Canada, Caribbean, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Environment, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, 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 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, Near East, News, North Africa, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Singapore, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, United Nations, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Stakeholders Launch Assessment Report of 2018 SDG National Reviews

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: A coalition of civil society organizations launched the third edition of a report assessing voluntary national reviews (VNRs) presented to the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), with a focus on the 46 VNRs conducted in 2018 and a sample of civil society reports from […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Boosting Railway Investments Could Reduce Emissions, Improve Air Quality and Access to Transport

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate Change, Crude, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, IEA, India, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, National Action, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Boosting Railway Investments Could Reduce Emissions, Improve Air Quality and Access to Transport

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) shows that higher investments in railways could significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from transport and its contribution to air pollution, while providing access to efficient and sustainable transport for all. Expanding […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IIASA Study Explores Link between Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Employment, English, Environment, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Human Settlements & Population, Immigration, KB, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, NATO, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, United States of America, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IIASA Study Explores Link between Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: A study led by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) finds that the impact of climatic conditions on drought severity and the likelihood of armed conflict played a significant role as an explanatory factor for asylum seeking in 2011-2015. The authors analysed bilateral […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat Addresses Climate Vulnerabilities of Informal Settlements

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Cyclone, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Finance, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat Addresses Climate Vulnerabilities of Informal Settlements

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 November 2018: Climate action in informal settlements calls for a “detailed, in-depth and nuanced” understanding of the physical conditions, the demographics and the differentiated vulnerabilities of affected populations, finds a UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) report titled, ‘Pro-Poor Climate Action in Informal Settlements.’ The thematic guide argues that such […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: Independent Report Assesses SDG National Reporting at 2018 HLPF

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, Budget, Canada, Caribbean, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Environment, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, 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 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, HLPF 2017, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, Near East, North Africa, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Singapore, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, United Kingdom, United Nations, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: Independent Report Assesses SDG National Reporting at 2018 HLPF

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: The year 2019 is an important one for the international community working on the SDGs: it not only marks the “minus one” year deadline for achieving the 2020 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but it is also characterized by various high-level intergovernmental meetings that […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WEF’s Global Report Identifies Climate Change Impacts, Water Crises Among Top Five Risks

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, English, Environment, 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 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Immigration, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WEF’s Global Report Identifies Climate Change Impacts, Water Crises Among Top Five Risks

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 January 2019: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published the 14th edition of its annual report ranking global risks, both in terms of impact and likelihood, with environmental threats topping both lists for the third year in a row. ‘The Global Risks Report 2019,’ assesses the current global risk […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Climate Finance Flows on the Rise, but Improved Data Needed to Track Progress on Mitigation and Adaptation Pathways

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Currency Exchange Rates, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, ENB, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Exports, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, 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, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, NATO, News, Northern America, OECD, Open Source Intel, Other Energy Sources, Pacific, partnership, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, United Kingdom, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Climate Finance Flows on the Rise, but Improved Data Needed to Track Progress on Mitigation and Adaptation Pathways

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 December 2018: The year 2018 concluded with the adoption of the Katowice Climate Package that lays out the guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and stipulates making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate-resilient development as one of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: International Disaster Database: 61.7 Million Impacted by Disasters in 2018

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, English, Europe, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Human Settlements & Population, India, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN/ISDR, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: International Disaster Database: 61.7 Million Impacted by Disasters in 2018

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 January 2019: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) highlighted findings from the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) concluding that extreme weather events accounted for the majority of the 61.7 million people affected by disasters in 2018. UNISDR underscored the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Viet Nam Improves Resilience of Coastal Communities, Advances SDGs 1, 10, 11, 13 and 15

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Afforestation & Reforestation, AM-NC, ASEAN, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, English, Forests & REDD, GCF, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Human Settlements & Population, International Financial Institution, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Project, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Sustainable Development, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Viet Nam Improves Resilience of Coastal Communities, Advances SDGs 1, 10, 11, 13 and 15

Source: Small Island Developing States 17 January 2019: Viet Nam’s coastal provinces affirmed their commitment to build more than 1,300 storm-resilient houses and plant or regenerate more than 1,300 hectares of coastal mangroves in 2019 through a project, supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and other partners. These efforts […]

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