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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: A Shark Tale: Growing Conservation Infrastructure for Pelagic Species

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, CMS, Conservation, CTF, DJF, Eastern Africa, English, Environment, EU, Europe, European Union, FAO, Fiji, fish, Fisheries, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, NATO, Near East, North Africa, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Philippines, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Weather, Western Asia, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: A Shark Tale: Growing Conservation Infrastructure for Pelagic Species

Source: Small Island Developing States Globally, shark populations are threatened by a long and difficult list of challenges. They include over-fishing, fisheries by-catch, illegal trade, habitat destruction, depletion of prey, pollution, boat strikes and climate change – according to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). These obstacles – formidable […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Local and Subnational Governments Call for Action to Restore Biodiversity Health

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, CBD COP 15, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, DJF, English, Forests & REDD, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Local and Subnational Governments Call for Action to Restore Biodiversity Health

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 November 2018: The Sixth Global Biodiversity Summit of Local and Subnational Governments adopted an urgent call for action for strengthened commitment to multi-level integration, action and collaboration to stem biodiversity loss and restore biodiversity health for the benefit of people and nature. The Summit took place in parallel to […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Paris Peace Forum Recognizes Climate Change, Food Insecurity, Water Scarcity as Challenges for Peace and Security

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Budget, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Education, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Finance, France, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, 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 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, ILO, IMF, India, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, International Monetary Fund, Investment, Justice, KB, Labour, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, News, Nuclear Weapons, OECD, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UNESCO, Water & Sanitation, Weather, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, WTO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Paris Peace Forum Recognizes Climate Change, Food Insecurity, Water Scarcity as Challenges for Peace and Security

Source: Small Island Developing States 13 November 2018: A declaration signed by heads of UN agencies and French President Emmanuel Macron at the conclusion of the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum highlights climate change, pandemics, food insecurity and water scarcity among “the most pressing challenges in terms of peace and security.” The statement […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Inaugural African Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity Adopts Regional Agenda for Accelerated Ecosystem Restoration

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Afforestation & Reforestation, Africa, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, CBD, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Desertification & Land Degradation, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Exploration, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Forests & REDD, Gas, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Investment, KB, land, Landscape Approach, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, National Government, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SFM, SIDS, SLM, Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, UNFCCC, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Inaugural African Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity Adopts Regional Agenda for Accelerated Ecosystem Restoration

Source: Small Island Developing States 15 November 2018: African ministers meeting on the eve of the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference adopted an action agenda aimed at ensuring a coherent approach to addressing the interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss, land degradation and climate change. The Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity brought together 30 African ministers responsible for […]

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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: Ozone MOP Prepares for January 2019 Entry into Force of Kigali Amendment

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Aviation, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, ENB, English, Environment, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, Industrial Chemicals, International Negotiations, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Ozone, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ozone MOP Prepares for January 2019 Entry into Force of Kigali Amendment

Source: Small Island Developing States 9 November 2018: The 30th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 30) adopted 21 decisions, including items important to the January 2019 entry into force of the Kigali Amendment on Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Decision elements related to the Kigali Amendment included: […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ramsar COP13 Adopts Resolutions on Wetlands and Blue Carbon Ecosystems, Sustainable Urbanization

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Canada, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, ENB, English, Environment, Europe, Gender, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Human Settlements & Population, International Negotiations, KB, land, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Near East, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Ramsar, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Western Asia, wetlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ramsar COP13 Adopts Resolutions on Wetlands and Blue Carbon Ecosystems, Sustainable Urbanization

Source: Small Island Developing States 29 October 2018: The 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands focused on the theme, ‘Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future,’ and concluded with the adoption of 25 resolutions. Over 1,360 participants representing 143 of the 170 Parties to the Convention, as […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Adaptation Finance Update: Adaptation Fund Approves New Funding, Reports Explore Fund’s Future under Paris Agreement

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Follow-Up and Review, Gender, Germany, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, India, International Financial Institution, Islands, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Adaptation Finance Update: Adaptation Fund Approves New Funding, Reports Explore Fund’s Future under Paris Agreement

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 October 2018: During the month of October, we saw the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) approve new grant funding windows as well as funding of new projects in the African, Indian Ocean and Eastern Europe regions. Specifically, the project funding will benefit Armenia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, […]

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