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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Commission Proposes 3 Scenarios for SDG Achievement

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Intelligence, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Commission Proposes 3 Scenarios for SDG Achievement

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: The European Commission (EC) released a paper outlining policy foundations for realizing a “Sustainable Europe” by 2030 and offering three possible scenarios for pursuing implementation of the SDGs. The Reflection Paper is issued as part of the debate on “the future of Europe,” which will culminate in […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: High-Level Champions Seek Input on Pre-2020 Climate Action and Beyond

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Talanoa Dialogue, Technology, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: High-Level Champions Seek Input on Pre-2020 Climate Action and Beyond

Source: Small Island Developing States 29 January 2019: The UNFCCC High-Level Champions of Global Climate Action have issued and invitation to Parties and stakeholders to provide feedback on the ways in which the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action can most effectively support pre-2020 action and what its future could be after 2020. Parties agreed […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Nordic Countries Sign Declaration to Accelerate Climate Action towards Carbon Neutrality

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Forests & REDD, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Transport, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Nordic Countries Sign Declaration to Accelerate Climate Action towards Carbon Neutrality

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 January 2019: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland have signed a declaration committing to enhance their cooperation to accelerate climate action at the national, regional and global levels and to work towards carbon neutrality. The Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway and Iceland, the Swedish Minister for the Environment and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Chemicals Agency Recommends Microplastics Restriction

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Chemicals & Wastes, Crude, CTF, Culture, DJF, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, Gas, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, Health, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, MIL OSI, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: European Chemicals Agency Recommends Microplastics Restriction

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released the results of its review of available scientific information on the environmental and health risks posed by intentionally added microplastics from a variety of sectors, from agriculture and construction to the cosmetic industry. Based on the assessment, the ECHA recommends […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Stakeholders Launch Assessment Report of 2018 SDG National Reviews

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, Budget, Canada, Caribbean, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Environment, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, 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 2018, Human Rights, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, Near East, News, North Africa, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Singapore, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, United Nations, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Stakeholders Launch Assessment Report of 2018 SDG National Reviews

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: A coalition of civil society organizations launched the third edition of a report assessing voluntary national reviews (VNRs) presented to the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), with a focus on the 46 VNRs conducted in 2018 and a sample of civil society reports from […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Boosting Railway Investments Could Reduce Emissions, Improve Air Quality and Access to Transport

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate Change, Crude, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, IEA, India, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, National Action, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Boosting Railway Investments Could Reduce Emissions, Improve Air Quality and Access to Transport

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) shows that higher investments in railways could significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from transport and its contribution to air pollution, while providing access to efficient and sustainable transport for all. Expanding […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNSC Debates Climate Change Impact on Peace, Security and Development

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Caribbean, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Forests & REDD, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Immigration, Investment, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Renewables, SDGs (All), SFM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, Weather, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNSC Debates Climate Change Impact on Peace, Security and Development

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 January 2019: Speakers warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) of increasing threats to peace, security and development as a result of climate change during a debate on the topic. Participants called for urgent action to reduce emissions and invest in climate risk prevention and management to address the multitude […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IIASA Study Explores Link between Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Employment, English, Environment, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Human Settlements & Population, Immigration, KB, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, NATO, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, United States of America, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IIASA Study Explores Link between Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: A study led by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) finds that the impact of climatic conditions on drought severity and the likelihood of armed conflict played a significant role as an explanatory factor for asylum seeking in 2011-2015. The authors analysed bilateral […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Highlights Overlooked Role of Circular Economy in Meeting Climate Goals

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Exploration, Forestry, Gas, GEF, Global Economy, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Report Highlights Overlooked Role of Circular Economy in Meeting Climate Goals

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: ‘The Circularity Gap Report 2019’ by Circle Economy, a self-described “impact organization,” highlights the relationship between climate change and material use, warning that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and resource extraction have continued to increase. The report urges a paradigm shift towards the circular economy to tackle climate […]

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