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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: 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: IUCN Report Guides Practitioners in Selecting Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate Change, Conservation, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, English, Forests & REDD, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Intelligence, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Protected Areas, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Tourism, Trade, Water & Sanitation, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUCN Report Guides Practitioners in Selecting Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment

Source: Small Island Developing States 7 August 2018: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) has released a report that provides guidance for practitioners on tools to measure, model and value ecosystem services (ES) provision. The report focuses on assessing ES in sites with high biodiversity and nature […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Toolbox Highlights Interlinkages between Human Rights, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Energy, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, Justice, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Toolbox Highlights Interlinkages between Human Rights, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 June 2018: Franciscans International has published a toolbox to review, compare and contrast review mechanisms related to human rights, the SDGs and climate change. Titled, ‘Human Rights, Sustainable Development and Climate Policies: Connecting the Dots,’ the publication focuses on international mechanisms that can help protect human rights at the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 2030WaterSecure Programme Scales Up Capacity-building Efforts in Africa

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Education, English, Environment, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Health, Integrated Water Resources Management, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNU, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 2030WaterSecure Programme Scales Up Capacity-building Efforts in Africa

Source: Small Island Developing States 22 June 2018: The UN University’s Institute for Water Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and the water programme of Future Earth organized a one-day workshop to identify capacity needs among water professionals in African countries and to plan for the future. The workshop brought together participants from Ghana, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Banking and Finance, BRICS, Business, Capacity Building & Education, China, Commerce, Culture, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Exports, Finance, Forests & REDD, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Hong Kong, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, Near East, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

Source: Small Island Developing States With tensions high in the global community around trade policies and international relations, this week’s brief reviews some of the differences in countries’ approaches to investment abroad. Following recent headlines, it examines China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in tandem with cooperation in Africa, highlighting the implications for sustainable development […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: UArctic Congress 2018

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Education, English, Environment, Europe, events, Gender, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, governance, Intergovernmental Process, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: UArctic Congress 2018

Source: Small Island Developing States The UArctic Congress 2018, hosted by the University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki as part of Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship programme, comprises key UArctic meetings and a science conference. The event will highlight the themes and priorities of the Finnish chairmanship, including the SDGs, supporting gender equality and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guide Facilitates Businesses’ Integration of SDGs into Corporate Reporting

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Rights, Investment, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, 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, UN Secretariat  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guide Facilitates Businesses’ Integration of SDGs into Corporate Reporting

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and UN Global Compact launched a publication that offers guidance to companies seeking to integrate the SDGs within their corporate sustainability reporting. The paper describes a process through which companies can prioritize SDG actions and impacts without “cherry-picking” Goals that they already […]

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