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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 51 Countries Preparing to Present National SDG Reviews at HLPF 2019

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central Asia, Climate, Climate Change, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Education, English, Europe, Fiji, Follow-Up and Review, France, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, HLPF 2019, Indonesia, Justice, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, National Action, National Government, Near East, New Zealand, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Tonga, UN Intergovernmental Body, United Kingdom, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 51 Countries Preparing to Present National SDG Reviews at HLPF 2019

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 October 2018: As of 4 October 2018, 51 countries are planning to present Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) during the July 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Of these, 41 will be presenting […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ramsar Global Outlook: “Wetlands Under Far Greater Threat Than Forests”

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Impact Assessment, Integrated Water Resources Management, land, Landscape Approach, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, NATO, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Ramsar, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, Water & Sanitation, Weather, wetlands, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ramsar Global Outlook: “Wetlands Under Far Greater Threat Than Forests”

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 October 2018: Wetlands, which comprise the world’s most economically valuable ecosystems and essential regulators of the global climate, are disappearing three times faster than forests. This is one of the key findings of the first-ever Global Wetland Outlook (GWO) published by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Titled, ‘Global Wetland […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Progress Assessment of New York Declaration on Forests Shows “Record High” Deforestation Rates

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Afforestation & Reforestation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Climate Change, Commodities, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, Economics & Investment, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, English, Exploration, Follow-Up and Review, Forests & REDD, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Investment, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SFM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Progress Assessment of New York Declaration on Forests Shows “Record High” Deforestation Rates

Source: Small Island Developing States 28 September 2018: The international community is not on track to meet the goals of the New York Declaration on Forests, including halving natural forest loss globally by 2020. This is the conclusion of the 2018 Progress Assessment, which addresses nine out of ten goals of the Declaration, highlighting major […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Pacific Island Leaders, UN Secretary-General Urge Increased Climate Action

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, English, Environment, fish, Fisheries, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, Islands, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Secretariat, UNFCCC COP 24, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Pacific Island Leaders, UN Secretary-General Urge Increased Climate Action

Source: Small Island Developing States 28 September 2018: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told Pacific island leaders that climate change is his “absolute priority” during a meeting with leaders from the Pacific Island Forum (PIF). The meeting took place during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly 73rd session (UNGA 73). The meeting between PIF […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Finds Poor Outlook for Pacific Coral Reefs

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Culture, Cyclone, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Fiji, fish, Fisheries, France, French Polynesia, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Hawaii, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, Islands, land, Melanesia, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, New Caledonia, News, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Polynesia, Protected Areas, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Tonga, Tourism, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Finds Poor Outlook for Pacific Coral Reefs

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 September 2018: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) launched a report titled, ‘Status and Trends of Coral Reefs for the Pacific,’ which highlights the role of the region’s coral reefs in the life and culture of eight […]

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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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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Goalkeepers Event Explores Keys to Movement Building

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, Economy, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, France, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, 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 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Investment, Justice, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, United Kingdom, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Goalkeepers Event Explores Keys to Movement Building

Source: Small Island Developing States 26 September 2018: Grassroots efforts to end child marriage, the power of young people and keys to movement building were major topics of discussion during a day-long event hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers initiative. Goalkeepers 2018 took place as part of the annual Global Goals Week […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP Outlines Caribbean SIDS’ Recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, China, Climate, Climate Change, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Finance, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Human Settlements & Population, Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP Outlines Caribbean SIDS’ Recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Source: Small Island Developing States 17 September 2018: A summary report from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) examines progress on recovery in the Caribbean one year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The report highlights UNDP’s contributions and strategy in the joint efforts, which include the mobilization of US$25 million and the restoration of over 800 […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: BSR Platform Helps Companies Improve Climate Resilience, Mitigate Risk

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Commodities, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, English, Exploration, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: BSR Platform Helps Companies Improve Climate Resilience, Mitigate Risk

Source: Small Island Developing States 13 September 2018: Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) has launched the Climate-Resilient Value Chains Leaders Platform. The digital platform will help safeguard business viability in the face of climate change and enable companies to engage with peers to benefit the communities in which they operate. The announcement was made at […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Corporate Leaders Group Calls on Governments to Aim for Net Zero Emissions by 2050

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Investment, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Corporate Leaders Group Calls on Governments to Aim for Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Source: Small Island Developing States 12 September 2018: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group issued a statement calling on the governments of advanced economies to develop “strong, credible and appropriate” strategies that will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. A side event at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), hosted […]

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