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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Commission Proposes 3 Scenarios for SDG Achievement

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Intelligence, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, 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, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Commission Proposes 3 Scenarios for SDG Achievement

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: The European Commission (EC) released a paper outlining policy foundations for realizing a “Sustainable Europe” by 2030 and offering three possible scenarios for pursuing implementation of the SDGs. The Reflection Paper is issued as part of the debate on “the future of Europe,” which will culminate in […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Chemicals Agency Recommends Microplastics Restriction

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Chemicals & Wastes, Crude, CTF, Culture, DJF, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Health, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, MIL OSI, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Chemicals Agency Recommends Microplastics Restriction

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released the results of its review of available scientific information on the environmental and health risks posed by intentionally added microplastics from a variety of sectors, from agriculture and construction to the cosmetic industry. Based on the assessment, the ECHA recommends […]

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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: Report Highlights Overlooked Role of Circular Economy in Meeting Climate Goals

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Exploration, Forestry, Gas, GEF, Global Economy, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Highlights Overlooked Role of Circular Economy in Meeting Climate Goals

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: ‘The Circularity Gap Report 2019’ by Circle Economy, a self-described “impact organization,” highlights the relationship between climate change and material use, warning that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and resource extraction have continued to increase. The report urges a paradigm shift towards the circular economy to tackle climate […]

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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: Sustainability Reporting Standard Aims to Drive Finance towards SDGs

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, Exploration, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Forests & REDD, Gas, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, India, Indigenous & Community Forests, KB, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, North Africa, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Sustainability Reporting Standard Aims to Drive Finance towards SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: A new standard has been launched to help drive finance towards the most impactful sustainable development projects. Verra, the non-profit organization that developed and manages the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), launched the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta), setting out rules and criteria for the design, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: WEF 2019, Digitalization, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Adaptation, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Commodities, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Europe, Finance, Global Economy, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Intelligence, International Negotiations, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Politics, Project, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UNDP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: WEF 2019, Digitalization, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth

Source: Small Island Developing States The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) took place from 22-25 January 2019 in Davos, Switzerland, to mixed reviews. This SDG Knowledge Weekly focuses on papers and articles on issues that took the spotlight at Davos, such as climate change, data and digital economies, inequality, economic uncertainty, and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Prepare for UNEA-4

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, CTF, DJF, ENB, English, Environment, Finance, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, International Negotiations, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, National Government, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Singapore, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Prepare for UNEA-4

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 January 2019: The Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific brought approximately 575 participants together, including 26 ministers and vice-ministers of environment, the President of Sri Lanka, the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, and the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, to focus on the theme of upcoming […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEP, International Trade Centre Lead UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, ENB, Energy, English, Environment, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Industrial Development, KB, Labour, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEP, International Trade Centre Lead UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 January 2019: The UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion announced that it will hold its official launch during the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4). The Alliance is composed of UN and specialized agencies, including the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate, the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Ethical Fashion Initiative, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Oceans and Decarbonization

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Australia, Aviation, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economy, Education, Energy, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Health, India, Indonesia, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, Investment, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mining, Near East, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Technology, Thailand, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, United States of America, Weather, Western Asia, Wildlife, World Trade Organisation, WTO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Oceans and Decarbonization

Source: Small Island Developing States This SDG Knowledge Weekly spotlights recent findings and platforms on SDG 14 (life below water). The brief also reviews a few items on decarbonization towards SDG 13 (climate action), which researchers note plays a key role in ocean-related challenges. An article published in Science finds that the ocean is warming […]

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