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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: Environmental Law Review Explores Need for Global Pact

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economy, English, Environment, Forests & REDD, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Health, Investment, Justice, KB, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Technology, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Environmental Law Review Explores Need for Global Pact

Source: Small Island Developing States January 2019: Fordham Environmental Law Review published an article exploring the need for a Global Pact for the Environment Pact, what it could do, and how it could do it. The authors plead for “an explicit, universal right to a healthy environment.” In May 2018, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) […]

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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: 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: Governments Agree on GEO-6 Summary for Policy Makers

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, ENB, English, Environment, Europe, Forests & REDD, Gender, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, governance, Health, India, KB, land, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, United Kingdom, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Agree on GEO-6 Summary for Policy Makers

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 January 2019: The Intergovernmental Meeting on the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) considered the SPM, and concluded with agreement to forward it to the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in March, for consideration and possible endorsement by UNEA-4. The GEO-6 report, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 2019 Arctic Frontiers: Smart Arctic

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, English, Europe, events, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 2019 Arctic Frontiers: Smart Arctic

Source: Small Island Developing States The 13th Arctic Frontiers conference will convene under the theme, ‘Smart Arctic’. Its plenary programme consists of five main sessions on: the state of the Arctic; blue growth; smart solutions; bridging the gap; and Arctic business prospects. A science programme following the plenary will address: plastics in the ocean; the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: The Time for ‘Reflection’ is Up: Calling on the EU to Craft an Effective Plan to Achieve the SDGs

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, MIL OSI, NATO, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: The Time for ‘Reflection’ is Up: Calling on the EU to Craft an Effective Plan to Achieve the SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States Can you still remember the spirit of excitement and hope engulfing the global community at the end of 2015? Not only had it come together in Paris to adopt an agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C, it also adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a […]

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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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