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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: New Coalition Supports Caribbean Efforts to Become First Climate-smart Zone

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Finance, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, International Financial Institution, Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: New Coalition Supports Caribbean Efforts to Become First Climate-smart Zone

Source: Small Island Developing States 9 August 2018: The Caribbean is one step closer to achieving its goal of becoming the world’s first “climate-smart zone” with the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, a coalition comprised of 26 countries and more than 40 private and public sector partners, which aims to “implement transformative climate action.” […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: India Presents the First Bonn Challenge Country Progress Report

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Afforestation & Reforestation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, Desertification & Land Degradation, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Forests & REDD, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Health, India, Indonesia, land, Landscape Approach, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SFM, SLM, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: India Presents the First Bonn Challenge Country Progress Report

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 August 2018: India has published the first-ever country progress report under the Bonn Challenge on forest landscape restoration, which concludes that the country is on track to achieve its pledge of restoring 13 million hectares of degraded land by 2020 and an additional 8 million hectares by 2030. The […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IPBES Publishes “Roadmap” for Conducting and Communicating Assessments

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, CBD, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, land, Landscape Approach, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, NATO, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UNCCD, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IPBES Publishes “Roadmap” for Conducting and Communicating Assessments

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 August 2018: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has published a guide to help address conceptual, procedural and practical aspects of the IPBES assessments, and to promote consistency in evaluating and communicating the state of knowledge across different scales. IPBES conducts four main types of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Report Guides Practitioners in Selecting Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate Change, Conservation, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, English, Forests & REDD, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Intelligence, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Protected Areas, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Tourism, Trade, Water & Sanitation, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Report Guides Practitioners in Selecting Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment

Source: Small Island Developing States 7 August 2018: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) has released a report that provides guidance for practitioners on tools to measure, model and value ecosystem services (ES) provision. The report focuses on assessing ES in sites with high biodiversity and nature […]

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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: 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: Event: Towards a Global Pact for the Environment

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, events, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Technology, UN Intergovernmental Body  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Towards a Global Pact for the Environment

Source: Small Island Developing States An ad hoc open‑ended working group to consider a technical and evidence-based report that identifies and assesses possible gaps in international environmental law and environment-related instruments with a view to strengthening their implementation, established by UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 72/272 of 10 May 2018, will convene for the organizational […]

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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: 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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