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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Coral Reef Coalition Launches at 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, CBD, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Europe, fish, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Weather, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Coral Reef Coalition Launches at 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 November 2018: Eight international organizations have launched a partnership to save coral reefs at the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference. The coalition aims to mobilize global leadership on coral reefs to save coral reef ecosystems from near-extinction by mid-century. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment), the International Coral […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IMO Adopts Action Plan on Marine Litter

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, CTF, Culture, DJF, Education, English, Environment, fish, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, Health, IMO, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Shipping, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Tourism, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IMO Adopts Action Plan on Marine Litter

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 October 2018: The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted an action plan that enhances existing regulations and introduces measures to reduce and prevent marine plastic litter entering the oceans through ship-based activities. The action plan is in line with IMO’s commitment to support achievement of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Finds Investing in Healthy Coral Reefs Could Generate Billions

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, Afforestation & Reforestation, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Biosafety, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Conservation, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Finance, fish, Fisheries, Forests & REDD, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Health, Indonesia, Investment, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Protected Areas, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Tourism, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Finds Investing in Healthy Coral Reefs Could Generate Billions

Source: Small Island Developing States 6 November 2018: The Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU), with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment), the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and Trucost, released a report that finds a shift to improved coral reef health could unlock an additional US$35 billion in Mesoamerica and an […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: AOSIS Chair Urges Increased Focus on Loss and Damage at COP 24

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, AIMS, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Finance, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, International Negotiations, Investment, Islands, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: AOSIS Chair Urges Increased Focus on Loss and Damage at COP 24

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 November 2018: Following the release of the IPPC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15), policymakers have considered the report’s implications for the forthcoming round of climate negotiations. In an article, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Chairman, Thoriq Ibrahim, who also serves as the energy minister […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-EHS Summer Academy Builds Capacity on Urban Dimension of Climate Action, SDGs, DRR

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, English, Environment, Germany, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Human Settlements & Population, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNFCCC, UNU, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-EHS Summer Academy Builds Capacity on Urban Dimension of Climate Action, SDGs, DRR

Source: Small Island Developing States 16 October 2018: The Summer Academy on World Risk and Adaptation Futures sought to build capacity and create networks for real-world impact, emphasize a stronger focus on drivers of future risk for risk reduction policy and action, foster collaboration between policymakers and practitioners, and provide them with information on future […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Report Showcases Replicable Building Blocks for Community Marine Conservation

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Africa, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Fiji, Finance, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Indonesia, KB, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Melanesia, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Protected Areas, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Tourism, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Report Showcases Replicable Building Blocks for Community Marine Conservation

Source: Small Island Developing States October 2018: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ‘Blue Solutions’ project has published a PANORAMA report on community-led successes in marine conservation. The report features 20 case studies on community marine conservation, each of which describe key impacts and present replicable building blocks. The publication titled, ‘Solutions […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IOC-UNESCO Project Aims to Address Research Gaps on Climate Impacts on Oceans, Food Security

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Education, English, Europe, fish, Fisheries, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNESCO, Weather, West Africa, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IOC-UNESCO Project Aims to Address Research Gaps on Climate Impacts on Oceans, Food Security

Source: Small Island Developing States 21 September 2018: Participants identified knowledge gaps related to oceans and climate change at a kickoff meeting for the third phase of a project on enhancing oceanography capacities in West Africa. The project’s third phase is expected to contribute to SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 13 (climate action) […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SIDS Regions Meet in Advance of Mid-term Review of SAMOA Pathway

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, English, Follow-Up and Review, Global, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, India, International Negotiations, Islands, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, OHRLLS, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Tonga, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SIDS Regions Meet in Advance of Mid-term Review of SAMOA Pathway

Source: Small Island Developing States 2 November 2018: Small island developing States (SIDS) committed to strengthen their efforts to tackle the impacts of climate change and achieve the SDGs, during a preparatory meeting for the midterm review of the SAMOA Pathway. The SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway, the outcome of the Third International […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Fifth Our Ocean Conference Generates US$10.7 Billion in Pledges

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AIMS, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Australia, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, China, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crime, CTF, Culture, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, Finance, fish, Fisheries, France, Gas, GEF, Germany, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, 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 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, India, Indonesia, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, Japan, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, meeting, Melanesia, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, New Caledonia, News, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Protected Areas, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South East Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Fifth Our Ocean Conference Generates US$10.7 Billion in Pledges

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 October 2018: The fifth Our Ocean Conference generated 305 commitments to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Commitments focus on the Conference’s six themes: marine protected areas (MPAs); sustainable fisheries; marine pollution; climate change; sustainable blue economy; and maritime security. The US$10.7 billion in pledges represent commitments from a […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Study Suggests Global Warming is Faster than Scientists Estimated

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Exploration, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Study Suggests Global Warming is Faster than Scientists Estimated

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 October 2018: Researchers at Princeton University and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography published a study that warns that global warming may be happening faster than scientists have previously estimated. The study, published in Nature, suggests that these findings may mean that emitted greenhouse (GHG) gases have generated far more […]

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