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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Finance Ministers Establish Coalition to Accelerate Climate Action

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Europe, Finance, Fiscal Updates, France, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, IMF, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, International Monetary Fund, Investment, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, News, OECD, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNFCCC, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Finance Ministers Establish Coalition to Accelerate Climate Action

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 April 2019: A Coalition of the Willing comprising finance ministers from more than 20 developed and developing countries has pledged to drive stronger collective action on climate change and its impacts. The Coalition will pursue a set of six ‘Helsinki Principles’ that promote national climate action, especially through fiscal […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Information Note Outlines Objectives, Timeline for UN 2019 Climate Action Summit

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, China, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Forests & REDD, France, Gender, 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 3 - Good Health & Well-being, 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, Health, Human Settlements & Population, ILO, India, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, Investment, Japan, KB, Labour, land, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, Near East, New Zealand, News, North Africa, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Renewables, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, UN-HABITAT, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, United Kingdom, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Western Asia, WHO, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Information Note Outlines Objectives, Timeline for UN 2019 Climate Action Summit

Source: Small Island Developing States April 2019: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has published an information note detailing the objectives of and the preparatory process for the UN 2019 Climate Action Summit. The Summit will focus on “sectors that create the most emissions and the areas where building resilience will make the biggest difference.” The Climate […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNGA Meeting on Climate and SDGs Seeks to Ramp Up Ambition, Respond to Youth

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Banking and Finance, Budget, Business, Canada, Caribbean, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Culture, Cyclone, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, FAO, Fiji, fish, Fisheries, Forestry, Gas, GCF, Global Economy, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, International Financial Institution, Investment, Islands, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, Near East, News, North Africa, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Technology, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Women, UNDP, UNFCCC, United States of America, Weather, Western Asia, WMO, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNGA Meeting on Climate and SDGs Seeks to Ramp Up Ambition, Respond to Youth

Source: Small Island Developing States 29 March 2019: The high-level meeting on climate and sustainable development for all took on a larger role than it had first been mandated to do, with speakers requiring a full additional day to make plenary statements, and many linking their remarks with the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEP, IUCN Propose 18 Gender-Environment Indicators

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Africa, English, Environment, Forests & REDD, Gender, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, governance, Health, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Women, UNDP, UNEP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNEP, IUCN Propose 18 Gender-Environment Indicators

Source: Small Island Developing States March 2019: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have published a report on measuring the nexus between gender and the environment. The publication proposes 18 gender-environment indicators for inclusion in the wider set of gender indicators used by the international community and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Mongolia Launches NAP to Support Animal Husbandry, Water Management

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Finance, Forestry, Forests & REDD, GCF, GEF, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Integrated Water Resources Management, International Financial Institution, Investment, KB, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNEP, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Mongolia Launches NAP to Support Animal Husbandry, Water Management

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 March 2019: The Government of Mongolia has launched its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process to strengthen climate-resilient development, with support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Mongolia’s annual mean air temperature increased by 2.24°C from 1940 to 2015, triple the global average; thus, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP, World Bank Propose Indicators to Measure LGBTI Inclusion in Development

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, International Financial Institution, Justice, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP, World Bank Propose Indicators to Measure LGBTI Inclusion in Development

Source: Small Island Developing States 15 March 2019: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank have proposed 51 indicators, aligned with the SDGs’ global indicators, as part of efforts to develop an “inclusion index” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Next steps will include piloting the indicators in select countries. The […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Africa Climate Week Emphasizes the Need for Increased Financial Flows to Continent

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Capacity Building & Education, China, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Cyclone, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, Finance, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Human Settlements & Population, International Financial Institution, Investment, KB, Latin America, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Regional Development Bank, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, Weather, West Africa, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Africa Climate Week Emphasizes the Need for Increased Financial Flows to Continent

Source: Small Island Developing States 22 March 2019: As Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, affecting more than two million people, Africa Climate Week underscored the interlinkages between the climate and development agendas, and the need for increased financial flows to African countries to combat climate change. The event, which took place from 18-22 […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: BAPA+40 Hails Potential of South-South Cooperation, Calls for More Support

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Culture, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Employment, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, IFAD, Investment, ITU, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Politics, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, Weather, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: BAPA+40 Hails Potential of South-South Cooperation, Calls for More Support

Source: Small Island Developing States 22 March 2019: Heads of state and government and high-level representatives of the UN system and international organizations discussed the challenges and potential of both South-South and traditional North-South cooperation during the second High-level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation. Participants warned that enhanced cooperation is needed to tackle threats as […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: The Case for a Digital Ecosystem for the Environment

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Culture, DJF, Economy, English, Environment, FAO, FinTech, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, Human Rights, Intelligence, Internet Communications Technology, Internet of Things, Investment, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Republic of Korea, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNEA, UNEP, Weather, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: The Case for a Digital Ecosystem for the Environment

Source: Small Island Developing States Working in the environmental field and on natural resources management often puts us in a position where we are making decisions and investing financial and human resources – based on assumptions, anecdotal evidence or incomplete data. However, today we have at our fingertips a combination of global environmental data, technologies […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Wildlife Day Celebrates Life Below Water

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, CITES, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Culture, DJF, Economics & Investment, Employment, English, Environment, FAO, fish, Fisheries, GEF, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, governance, International Financial Institution, Islands, KB, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UNDP, Weather, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Wildlife Day Celebrates Life Below Water

Source: Small Island Developing States 7 March 2019: World Wildlife Day 2019 was observed around the globe on 3 March under the theme, ‘Life Below Water: For People and Planet,’ to raise awareness about the diversity of marine life and its importance to sustainable development. This is the first time that World Wildlife Day has […]

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