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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: New Coalition Supports Caribbean Efforts to Become First Climate-smart Zone

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Finance, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, 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 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, International Financial Institution, Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: New Coalition Supports Caribbean Efforts to Become First Climate-smart Zone

Source: Small Island Developing States 9 August 2018: The Caribbean is one step closer to achieving its goal of becoming the world’s first “climate-smart zone” with the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, a coalition comprised of 26 countries and more than 40 private and public sector partners, which aims to “implement transformative climate action.” […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEA-4 Draft Outcome Reflects Three Priorities for SCP

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Technology, Tourism, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEA-4 Draft Outcome Reflects Three Priorities for SCP

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 August 2018: The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) President circulated an outline of the draft ministerial outcome document from UNEA-4 for comment. UNEA-4 will take place from 11-15 March 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya, on the theme, ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)’. Siim Kiisler, Minister […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IEA Report Shows Falling Global Investment in Energy, Record Spending on Solar

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, China, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Geothermal, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, hydropower, IEA, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, Market-Based Mechanisms, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, United States of America, Wave & Tidal, Weather, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IEA Report Shows Falling Global Investment in Energy, Record Spending on Solar

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 July 2018: The International Energy Agency (IEA) report titled, ‘World Energy Investment 2018,’ finds a decline in global investment for renewables and energy efficiency in 2017, but notes that figures are impacted by declining costs. The report notes that state-backed investments account for an increasing share of global energy […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: India Presents the First Bonn Challenge Country Progress Report

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Afforestation & Reforestation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, Desertification & Land Degradation, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Forests & REDD, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Health, India, Indonesia, land, Landscape Approach, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SFM, SLM, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: India Presents the First Bonn Challenge Country Progress Report

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 August 2018: India has published the first-ever country progress report under the Bonn Challenge on forest landscape restoration, which concludes that the country is on track to achieve its pledge of restoring 13 million hectares of degraded land by 2020 and an additional 8 million hectares by 2030. The […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Travel and Tourism Body, English Football Club Join Climate Neutral Now Initiative

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, fish, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Indonesia, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Tourism, Transport, UNFCCC, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Travel and Tourism Body, English Football Club Join Climate Neutral Now Initiative

Source: Small Island Developing States 13 August 2018: The main body representing the travel and tourism industry and an English football club have signed onto the Climate Neutral Now (CNN) initiative, which was launched by the UNFCCC in 2015 to encourage and support climate action towards achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The World Travel and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP and Energy Company Repsol Collaborate to Promote SDGs

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Central Africa, Crude, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Gas, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Human Rights, Indonesia, Industrial Development, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Malaysia, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Near East, News, North Africa, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP and Energy Company Repsol Collaborate to Promote SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 13 August 2018: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the energy company Repsol have signed an agreement to facilitate the advancement of sustainable development in nearly 20 countries where both organizations operate. The first global agreement between UNDP and an oil and gas company will foster collaboration to support community […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IPBES Publishes “Roadmap” for Conducting and Communicating Assessments

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, CBD, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, Goal 15 - Life on Land, governance, land, Landscape Approach, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, NATO, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UNCCD, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IPBES Publishes “Roadmap” for Conducting and Communicating Assessments

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 August 2018: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has published a guide to help address conceptual, procedural and practical aspects of the IPBES assessments, and to promote consistency in evaluating and communicating the state of knowledge across different scales. IPBES conducts four main types of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNGA Prepares for Three High-level Meetings on Health

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, governance, Health, Immigration, meeting, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Republic of Korea, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, Thailand, UN Intergovernmental Body  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNGA Prepares for Three High-level Meetings on Health

Source: Small Island Developing States 6 August 2018: Governments have advanced preparations for three high-level meetings on health: a high-level meeting on fighting tuberculosis (TB); the third high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs); and a high-level meeting on universal health care (UHC). All three […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-WIDER Database Contributes to Analyses of Global Inequality

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Data Platforms, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Politics, Publication, Republic of Korea, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNU  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-WIDER Database Contributes to Analyses of Global Inequality

Source: Small Island Developing States June 2018: By assessing the presence or absence of a middle class in countries around the world, researchers have found that “absolute bipolarization” of global income distribution increased substantially from 1975-2010. Authors Laurence Roope, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa and Finn Tarp used data from the UN University World Institute for Development Economics […]

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