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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: To Realize Land’s True Value, We Need to Invest In It Wisely

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Budget, China, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Culture, Desertification & Land Degradation, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Exploration, Forests & REDD, Gas, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Health, Immigration, Investment, land, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCCD, UNU, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: To Realize Land’s True Value, We Need to Invest In It Wisely

Source: Small Island Developing States It takes 200-400 years to form one centimeter of soil, while the estimated rate of soil erosion is 100 times greater than soil formation. Where erosion is prevalent, the rate of soil loss reaches 4 mm per year (FAO 2015); 70% of drylands suffer from land degradation in varying degrees […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Governments Agree on Updating the Elements of the Least Developed Countries Work Programme

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Adaptation, Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Capacity Building and Technology Update, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, Environment, Follow-Up and Review, GCF, GEF, Germany, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, International Financial Institution, International Negotiations, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, United Kingdom, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Governments Agree on Updating the Elements of the Least Developed Countries Work Programme

Source: Small Island Developing States Governments at the last UN climate change conference, held from 30 April to 10 May, in Bonn, Germany, agreed to update the elements of the least developed countries (LDCs) work programme to reflect new and continuing needs of the LDCs. This is a historic milestone since the establishment of the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Soil Biodiversity and Soil Organic Carbon: Why Should Nations Invest In It To Keep Drylands Alive?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Desertification & Land Degradation, Economy, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Health, Investment, land, MIL OSI, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Politics, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Soil Biodiversity and Soil Organic Carbon: Why Should Nations Invest In It To Keep Drylands Alive?

Source: Small Island Developing States The 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification calls to reflect on the true value of land and the need to invest in it; healthy soils are central to sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development increases the demand on soils to provide food, water and energy security, protect biodiversity, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Dust Disrespects Political Boundaries, Let’s Act Together

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Business, Central Asia, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crude, Culture, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, India, Korea, land, MIL OSI, Mining, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Near East, North Africa, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Republic of Korea, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCCD, UNEP, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, WHO, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Dust Disrespects Political Boundaries, Let’s Act Together

Source: Small Island Developing States In March this year, an unusual sand and dust storm nicknamed ‘Mars on Earth or Orange Snow[1]’ transported and deposited dust that transformed European landscapes into a surreal orange-tinted scenery. An even more drastic dust storm swept over India recently and left behind a trail of casualties.[2] Then in May, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: A Plan for the Future: How Strong Strategies Can Bring a More Sustainable Europe

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Energy, energy efficiency, English, EU, Europe, Gender, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, land, MIL OSI, Mitigation, National Action, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Renewables, Republic of Korea, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: A Plan for the Future: How Strong Strategies Can Bring a More Sustainable Europe

Source: Small Island Developing States Around 1,000 days ago, the EU signed a historic agreement, along with 200 other countries. It was a UN-brokered deal to make every aspect of the world’s economies and societies truly sustainable. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set 17 SDGs for 2030, which, once met, will transform everything from […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Time for Canada to Act on the Sustainable Development Goals

By   /  June 2, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Canada, Climate, Climate Change, Commodities, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Economy, English, Environment, Europe, Forestry, Germany, governance, Health, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Malaysia, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, Near East, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Systemic Issues, Technology, Weather, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Time for Canada to Act on the Sustainable Development Goals

Source: Small Island Developing States The clock is ticking to meet the ambitious global goals set in 2015 to ensure a better future for people and the planet. While many challenges remain, there are optimistic signs of progress. Markets and communities are increasingly embracing low-carbon and sustainability actions. On the front lines of climate policy, […]

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