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SIDS SIDS News / 27 July 2016
Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: Climate Trends Break Records, DRR Efforts Focus on Human Health
Read More: Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: Climate Trends Break Records, DRR Efforts Focus on Human Health
27_July_2016: As global average temperatures reach unprecedented highs, climate change adaptation efforts around the globe concentrate on disaster risk management (DRM), public health issues, national adaptation planning and climate change-induced migration, among other issues. The recent developments reported in this Update contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and SDG target 10.7 on migration and mobility, including the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies. continued...
UNGA Endorses Political Declaration on IPoA
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25_July_2016: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) endorsed the political declaration of the midterm review conference, held in May 2016, on implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the least developed countries (LDCs) for 2011-2020(IPoA). The High-Level Midterm Review Conference focused on the LDCs and their progress over the past five years, and on finding ways to accelerate their sustainable development. continued...
Energy Initiatives Reduce Emissions, Increase Access to Modern, Efficient Technology
Read More: Energy Initiatives Reduce Emissions, Increase Access to Modern, Efficient Technology
20_July_2016: Announcements from various intergovernmental organizations over recent weeks hold promise for reducing emissions from the energy sector and increasing participation in the energy economy. Whether toolkits guiding decision makers on energy-related issues or technological analysis, the initiatives described below contribute to the implementation of both the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) and 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts). continued...
HLPF Adopts Ministerial Declaration, Hears 22 VNRs
Read More: HLPF Adopts Ministerial Declaration, Hears 22 VNRs
22_July_2016: The 2016 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a Ministerial Declaration, focusing on the meeting's theme of 'Ensuring that no one is left behind.' continued...
Montreal Protocol Parties Make Progress Towards HFC Amendment
Read More: Montreal Protocol Parties Make Progress Towards HFC Amendment
25_July_2016: Participants at a series of three meetings under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed proposed amendments to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), concluding work on generating solutions to the stated challenges contained in the Dubai Pathway on HFCs, with an agreement on possible funding solutions. However, Parties were unable to conclude all of their work, and suspended the 38th Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 38). continued...
Terrestrial Ecosystems Finance Update: GEF Council Approves Work Program and Projects, Forest Finance in Focus
Read More: Terrestrial Ecosystems Finance Update: GEF Council Approves Work Program and Projects, Forest Finance in Focus
19_July_2016: Over recent months, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council and the governing bodies of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) met, adopting forest-related initiatives, including some of relevance to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). This Update covers these and other meetings related to the financing of activities on terrestrial ecosystems, as well as recent projects and publications in this area. continued...
At Learning Event, HLPF Participants Share Experiences in SDG Implementation
Read More: At Learning Event, HLPF Participants Share Experiences in SDG Implementation
15_July_2016: Participants shared national experiences in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discussed possible mechanisms for follow-up and review, at a series of eight short courses organized as part of the ‘SDGs Learning, Training and Practice.' The event, which took place alongside the 2016 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) aimed to provide a strategic vision and practical knowledge on how to find sustainable, effective solutions for communities. continued...
ECOSOC Compiles VNR Inputs
Read More: ECOSOC Compiles VNR Inputs
13_July_2016: A report from the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) compiles the executive summaries of voluntary national reviews for the 2016 session of the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF). The report includes executive summaries from the 22 countries that participated in the VNR, and Syria. continued...
UNDG Launches Publication on National SDG Implementation
Read More: UNDG Launches Publication on National SDG Implementation
20_July_2016: On the sidelines of the 2016 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the UN Development Group (UNDG) launched a publication on translating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into practice in 16 countries. At the launch side event, representatives of the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Montenegro, Pakistan and Sierra Leone presented their experiences and challenges related to SDG implementation. continued...
SIDS SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting 3 New York City, US 25 Jul - 27 Jul
Habitat III PrepCom Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia 25 Jul - 27 Jul
Informal Group on Household Wastes Montevideo, Uruguay 2 Aug - 4 Aug
Seventh Meeting of the Regular Process for World Ocean Assessment New York City, US 3 Aug - 9 Aug
Africa Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 TBA 8 Aug - 12 Aug
Pacific/Oceania Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 TBA 15 Aug - 19 Aug
Central and South America and the Caribbean/Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 Antigua, Guatemala 22 Aug - 26 Aug
Preparatory Committee on BBNJ New York City, US 26 Aug - 9 Sep
World Water Week 2016 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 28 Aug - 2 Sep
2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress Honolulu, HI, US 1 Sep - 10 Sep
47th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders' Meetings Federated States of Micronesia 7 Sep - 11 Sep
First Global Multi-Stakeholder SIDS Partnership Dialogue TBA 12 Sep
71st Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71) New York City, US 13 Sep - 26 Sep
Twelfth Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-12) Rome, Lazio, Italy 14 Sep - 16 Sep
UNGA High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants New York City, US 19 Sep
 
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