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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: To Realize Land’s True Value, We Need to Invest In It Wisely

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Budget, China, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Culture, Desertification & Land Degradation, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Exploration, Forests & REDD, Gas, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Health, Immigration, Investment, land, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCCD, UNU, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: To Realize Land’s True Value, We Need to Invest In It Wisely

Source: Small Island Developing States It takes 200-400 years to form one centimeter of soil, while the estimated rate of soil erosion is 100 times greater than soil formation. Where erosion is prevalent, the rate of soil loss reaches 4 mm per year (FAO 2015); 70% of drylands suffer from land degradation in varying degrees […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: VNR 2018 Main Messages Available for 45 Countries

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Budget, Business, Caribbean, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crime, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, Forests & REDD, GCF, Gender, 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, Health, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, Human Settlements & Population, International Financial Institution, Internet Communications Technology, Justice, land, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, UNDP, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: VNR 2018 Main Messages Available for 45 Countries

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 June 2018: Of the 47 countries presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July, 45 have made their report’s main messages available. Some of these countries presented their VNRs at previous HLPF sessions (Benin, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Switzerland, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Observances and Initiatives Focus on Plastics, Illegal Fishing

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Education, English, Environment, FAO, fish, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Hawaii, Health, International Financial Institution, Islands, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Project, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNEP, United Kingdom, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Observances and Initiatives Focus on Plastics, Illegal Fishing

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 June 2018: This year’s World Oceans Day, observed annually on 8 June, featured the release of publications and the launch of campaigns to tackle plastic pollution. The Day convened under the theme, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’ Also this month, on 5 June, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Open Letter to HLPF Calls for Urgent Water Action

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Education, English, Europe, Finance, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, Integrated Water Resources Management, International Financial Institution, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, National Government, NATO, News, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNESCO, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Western Asia, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Open Letter to HLPF Calls for Urgent Water Action

Source: Small Island Developing States 6 June 2018: International water and development agencies have issued an open letter to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), calling on the UN system and governments to build resilience through urgent action on water. The letter, presented at an event organized by Finnish and Lebanese permanent representation […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ICAT Launches Updated Climate Transparency and Reporting Guidance

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Forestry, Forests & REDD, Gas, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, 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 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, India, Indonesia, Industrial Development, Investment, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Thailand, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNFCCC, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ICAT Launches Updated Climate Transparency and Reporting Guidance

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2018: The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) has published updated guidance to help countries assess the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, sustainable development, and transformational change impacts of their policies and actions. The guidance, updated in May 2018, enables countries to determine which guidance and tools best suit […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Global Landscapes Forum Africa Conference

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Afforestation & Reforestation, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, CGIAR, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, English, events, Forests & REDD, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, land, Landscape Approach, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), SFM, SLM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Global Landscapes Forum Africa Conference

Source: Small Island Developing States Bringing together diverse public and private sector voices, alongside Indigenous Peoples, scientists and youth, the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Africa Conference will foster political and community support to implement the AFR100 Initiative to restore 100 million hectares of degraded landscapes across Africa by 2030. This regional conference will focus […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Global Symposium on Urban and Territorial Planning

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Asia, English, events, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Human Settlements & Population, Japan, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Tourism, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Global Symposium on Urban and Territorial Planning

Source: Small Island Developing States The first Global Symposium on Urban and Territorial Planning (GSUTP), convening under the theme ‘Improving Planning for More Sustainable Cities and Territories,’ will provide an opportunity to discuss in an international forum the role of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) in the implementation of the New […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Global Workshop on Long-term Low Emission and Development Strategies 2018

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, events, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Thailand, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNFCCC, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: Global Workshop on Long-term Low Emission and Development Strategies 2018

Source: Small Island Developing States The 2050 Pathways Platform, Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Partnership, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and World Resources Institute (WRI), in cooperation with the UNFCCC Secretariat, will convene a workshop to kick off discussion on the process of creating a long-term, low emission […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: XII UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Meeting

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Culture, Education, English, Europe, events, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Human Settlements & Population, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNESCO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: XII UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Meeting

Source: Small Island Developing States Krakow and Katowice, respectively Creative Cities of Literature and Music in Poland, and also jointly referred to as “Krakowice,” will host the 12th UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network (UCCN) annual meeting from 12-15 June 2018. The UCCN 12th annual meeting in Krakowice is themed ‘Creative […]

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