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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEA-4 Draft Outcome Reflects Three Priorities for SCP

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Technology, Tourism, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEA-4 Draft Outcome Reflects Three Priorities for SCP

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 August 2018: The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) President circulated an outline of the draft ministerial outcome document from UNEA-4 for comment. UNEA-4 will take place from 11-15 March 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya, on the theme, ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)’. Siim Kiisler, Minister […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Banking and Finance, BRICS, Business, Capacity Building & Education, China, Commerce, Culture, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Exports, Finance, Forests & REDD, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Hong Kong, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, Near East, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

Source: Small Island Developing States With tensions high in the global community around trade policies and international relations, this week’s brief reviews some of the differences in countries’ approaches to investment abroad. Following recent headlines, it examines China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in tandem with cooperation in Africa, highlighting the implications for sustainable development […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 1st Africa Environment Partnership Platform

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, events, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, International Negotiations, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 1st Africa Environment Partnership Platform

Source: Small Island Developing States The 1st Africa Environment Partnership Platform will convene under the theme, ‘50 years of Environmental Governance and Sustainability in Africa’. The meeting will seek to, inter alia: enhance coordination of environmental management among stakeholders at all levels; mobilize sufficient resources for the implementation of Africa’s priority environmental programmes and projects; […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, biodiversity, Climate Change, English, Environment, events, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, International Negotiations, meeting, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNFCCC COP 24  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

Source: Small Island Developing States The Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), organized by UN Environment and the African Union (AU), jointly with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency, will consider key issues to be discussed at the fourth session of the UN Environment […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: EU Carbon Accounting System to Measure Forest Impacts on GHG Emissions

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, English, EU, Europe, European Union, Exploration, Forestry, Forests & REDD, Gas, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: EU Carbon Accounting System to Measure Forest Impacts on GHG Emissions

Source: Small Island Developing States 2 August 2018: The European Union (EU) has adopted a carbon-based accounting system for measuring how forest management practices can help mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The EU will use the approach as the scientific basis for integrating the land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector in its […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guide Facilitates Businesses’ Integration of SDGs into Corporate Reporting

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Rights, Investment, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Secretariat  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guide Facilitates Businesses’ Integration of SDGs into Corporate Reporting

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and UN Global Compact launched a publication that offers guidance to companies seeking to integrate the SDGs within their corporate sustainability reporting. The paper describes a process through which companies can prioritize SDG actions and impacts without “cherry-picking” Goals that they already […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, AIMS, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Africa, English, Environment, 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, Human Rights, Intelligence, Internet Communications Technology, Internet of Things, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has joined a consortium of companies, academics, and NGOs working to ensure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developed in a safe, ethical and transparent manner. Through the partnership, UNDP’s Innovation Facility will support the testing and scale-up of AI for the SDGs. […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Global Compact Report Highlights Local Networks’, Businesses’ Contributions to SDGs

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Europe, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Secretariat  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Global Compact Report Highlights Local Networks’, Businesses’ Contributions to SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 July 2018: Launched in the margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), a UN Global Compact publication shows how Local Networks can engage businesses and investors to help close SDG achievement gaps. The document titled, ‘Global Compact Local Networks: Accelerating National SDG Implementation,’ describes outputs from […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Switzerland’s VNR Reports Progress, Identifies Future Challenges

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, Education, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, HLPF 2018, Human Settlements & Population, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, Transport, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Switzerland’s VNR Reports Progress, Identifies Future Challenges

Source: Small Island Developing States 17 July 2018: Switzerland submitted its first country report on SDG implementation to the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Switzerland is one of the 46 countries that presented a Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the 2018 HLPF. Switzerland’s VNR titled, ‘Switzerland Implements the 2030 Agenda for […]

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