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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Dust Disrespects Political Boundaries, Let’s Act Together

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Business, Central Asia, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crude, Culture, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, India, Korea, land, MIL OSI, Mining, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Near East, North Africa, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Republic of Korea, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCCD, UNEP, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, WHO, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Dust Disrespects Political Boundaries, Let’s Act Together

Source: Small Island Developing States In March this year, an unusual sand and dust storm nicknamed ‘Mars on Earth or Orange Snow[1]’ transported and deposited dust that transformed European landscapes into a surreal orange-tinted scenery. An even more drastic dust storm swept over India recently and left behind a trail of casualties.[2] Then in May, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 1st Global Land Degradation Neutrality Forum

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, Eastern Asia, English, events, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Korea, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UNCCD, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 1st Global Land Degradation Neutrality Forum

Source: Small Island Developing States As part of its efforts towards land degradation neutrality (LDN), the Government of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), proposed holding a ‘Global LDN Forum’. The Forum will provide an opportunity to explore and discuss insights and experiences on how the global […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Country Profiles Reveal Global Cost of Land Degradation

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Central Africa, CGIAR, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Global Economy, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, land, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UNCCD, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Country Profiles Reveal Global Cost of Land Degradation

Source: Small Island Developing States 15 May 2018: “The global economy will lose a whopping US$23 trillion by 2050 through land degradation,” whereas the cost of taking immediate action, estimated to be around US$4.6 trillion, is “only a fraction of the predicted losses.” This is one of the key conclusions of a review of 21 […]

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