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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Investment in Renewable Energy is Clean, But in Transmission and Distribution Technologies Not Necessarily

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Biomass & Bioenergy, Budget, China, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation Update, Crude, CTF, Culture, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, Exports, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Gas, GCF, GEF, Geothermal, Germany, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, hydropower, IEA, Imports, India, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, International Negotiations, Investment, IRENA, Japan, KB, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Politics, Project, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UNFCCC, United Kingdom, Weather, Wind, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Investment in Renewable Energy is Clean, But in Transmission and Distribution Technologies Not Necessarily

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: In 2018, moderate declines in investments in renewables globally were offset by increased investments in energy efficiency technologies across the building industry and transport sectors. Since December 2018, support for renewable energy schemes was announced by the UK for projects in Africa, and by the European Commission […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Why Adaptation Finance Matters: Hundreds of Millions of People Exposed to Climate Change Risks

By   /  February 6, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, ASEAN, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, China, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, ENB, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, Exports, FAO, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Forests & REDD, Gas, 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 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, IFAD, Indonesia, Intergovernmental Organization, Intergovernmental Process, International Financial Institution, International Negotiations, Investment, Japan, KB, Korea, land, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Myanmar, National Action, National Government, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Project, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Singapore, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNFCCC, United States of America, UNU, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Why Adaptation Finance Matters: Hundreds of Millions of People Exposed to Climate Change Risks

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 January 2019: The year 2018 concluded with the adoption of guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and a warning by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that countries’ ambitions reflected in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will not limit global warming to 1.5°C above […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNGA-ECOSOC Briefing Discusses Coherence, HLPF, Financing for SDGs

By   /  February 6, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, ASEAN, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Canada, Caribbean, China, CTF, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, English, EU, Europe, 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 2019, Intergovernmental Organization, International Negotiations, Japan, KB, Labour, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Near East, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Stakeholder Participation, Systemic Issues, Thailand, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, United States of America, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNGA-ECOSOC Briefing Discusses Coherence, HLPF, Financing for SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 January 2019: The Presidents of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) updated UN Member States on efforts to improve alignment between the work of the UNGA and ECOSOC, and on other common areas, including the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNCCD CRIC Reviews Global Assessment of Land Degradation

By   /  February 6, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crude, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, DJF, ENB, English, EU, Exploration, Gas, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, International Negotiations, KB, land, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, North Africa, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UNCCD  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNCCD CRIC Reviews Global Assessment of Land Degradation

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: Delegates at the 17th session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 17) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) reviewed the results of a global assessment of land degradation that was based on Earth observation data collected and analyzed […]

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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: Event: Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Central Asia, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, English, events, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, International Financial Institution, International Negotiations, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Trade, World Trade Organisation, WTO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference

Source: Small Island Developing States World Trade Organization (WTO) members have agreed that the organization’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) will take place in June 2020 in Kazakhstan, which joined the WTO in 2015. The Ministerial Conference, which is attended by trade ministers and other senior officials from the organization’s 164 members, is the highest decision-making […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 29th Meeting of States Parties to UNCLOS

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, CTF, DJF, English, events, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, International Negotiations, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, UNCLOS  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 29th Meeting of States Parties to UNCLOS

Source: Small Island Developing States The Meeting of the States Parties is convened in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which provides, in article 319, paragraph 2 (e), that the Secretary-General “shall convene necessary meetings of States Parties in accordance with this Convention”. Resolutions 49/28 and 52/26 requested that […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, ENB, English, events, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, International Negotiations, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, UNCLOS, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Source: Small Island Developing States The 20th meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-20) will convene at UN Headquarters in New York, US. It will take place prior to the 29th Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Towards a Global Pact for the Environment: Third Substantive Session

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, events, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, International Negotiations, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Towards a Global Pact for the Environment: Third Substantive Session

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 was established by UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 72/272 of 10 May 2018. The group is co-chaired […]

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