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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: 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: 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: UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, AIMS, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Africa, English, Environment, 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, Human Rights, Intelligence, Internet Communications Technology, Internet of Things, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has joined a consortium of companies, academics, and NGOs working to ensure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developed in a safe, ethical and transparent manner. Through the partnership, UNDP’s Innovation Facility will support the testing and scale-up of AI for the SDGs. […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Climate Action Summit Selects 22 “Climate Trailblazers”

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Gender, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, Investment, Justice, land, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Near East, News, Northern America, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Transport, United Kingdom, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Climate Action Summit Selects 22 “Climate Trailblazers”

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) has announced 22 “Climate Trailblazers:” individuals from around the world representing both emerging and established voices on climate change action, activism and ambition. The Trailblazers, who show through action that “everyday people can do extraordinary things,” will raise awareness regarding the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: New ECOSOC President Prioritizes a Successful HLPF, Climate Action

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Aid, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Education, English, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, HLPF 2019, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Intergovernmental Body, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: New ECOSOC President Prioritizes a Successful HLPF, Climate Action

Source: Small Island Developing States 26 July 2018: The incoming President of the UN Social and Economic Council (ECOSOC), Inga Rhonda King, identified as her main priorities delivering a successful High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and reviving ECOSOC, especially with regards to its deliberative function. She also stressed her intention to highlight the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Asia, English, events, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, governance, Human Settlements & Population, International Negotiations, Korea, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Tourism, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, United Kingdom, UNWTO, World Trade Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Source: Small Island Developing States The 7th UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Summit on Urban Tourism is expected to set out a vision towards 2030 for urban tourism and its potential for advancing more sustainable and inclusive cities. Themed, ‘A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism,’ the Summit will seek to encourage new strategic approaches […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Increasing the Coherence and Scale of Public and Private Contributions

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, BRICS, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, IMF, International Financial Institution, International Monetary Fund, International Negotiations, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UNDP, United Kingdom, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Increasing the Coherence and Scale of Public and Private Contributions

Source: Small Island Developing States In the wake of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), a number of reports and articles have continued to surface on how governments can finance and implement the SDGs in collaboration with the private sector. These include engaging businesses to align their operations and investments with the SDGs […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Investors Increase Climate Action, MDBs Support Energy Efficiency and Green Transport Initiatives

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Biomass & Bioenergy, Business, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Gas, GCF, GEF, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, Investment, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Market-Based Mechanisms, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, NATO, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, South America, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNFCCC, Weather, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Investors Increase Climate Action, MDBs Support Energy Efficiency and Green Transport Initiatives

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 July 2018: During the month of July, several multilateral development banks (MDBs) advanced their climate finance targets with various loans and grants announced in support of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. Investors expanded their focus list of companies that have significant opportunities to drive the clean energy transition […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: BRICS Declaration Calls for Full Implementation of Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, Access to Genetic Resources & Benefit-sharing, Adaptation, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, biodiversity, BRICS, Capacity Building & Education, China, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crude, Culture, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, India, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Process, International Negotiations, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Oil, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Russia, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Tourism, Trade, Transport, UNFCCC, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: BRICS Declaration Calls for Full Implementation of Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 July 2018: Following the tenth BRICS Summit themed, ‘BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution,’ leaders of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) issued a statement titled, ‘Johannesburg Declaration,’ underlining their countries’ commitment to implementing the 2030 […]

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