Articles

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Energy, April 2014, Pages 1 - 11

In order to ease the pressure on biomass resources and investments in renewable energy, feasible solutions to future sustainable energy systems must involve a substantial focus on energy conservation and energy efficiency measures. This paper defines the concept of 4th Generation District Heating and explains the concepts of smart energy and smart thermal grids, in support of SDG target 7.2 to increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030.
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Vaccine, Volume 32, Issue 19, April 2014, Pages 2150 - 2159

Vaccine “hesitancy” is an emerging term in the literature and discourse on vaccine decision-making and determinants of vaccine acceptance. Determinants of vaccine hesitancy are complex and context-specific – varying across time, place and vaccines. By eliminating vaccine hesitancy SDG 3 will be met as it seeks to ensure health and well-being for all, at every stage of life.
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The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9925, 12–18 April 2014, Pages 1333–1354

A new Global Investment Framework for Women's and Children's Health demonstrates how investment in women's and children's health will secure high health, social, and economic returns. We costed health systems strengthening and six investment packages for: maternal and newborn health, child health, immunisation, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. This article directly links to the SDG targets 3.1 and 3.2 to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, and end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age.
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Energy Research & Social Science, March 2014, Pages 188 - 197

The threat of disruptive climate change has thrown the spotlight on the central role that energy plays in shaping the future relationship between human society and its natural environment. This article provides an overview of how the study of global environmental politics has shaped energy research in the past and how it contributes to defining the future energy research agenda. It provides insights to SDG target 7 to secure clean energy with minimal environmental impact to all.
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Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Volume 103, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 137–149

Diabetes is a serious and increasing global health burden and estimates of prevalence are essential for appropriate allocation of resources and monitoring of trends. The SDG 3.4 target for 2030 is to reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being. This paper concludes that low and middle income countries will experience the greatest increase of diabetes over the next 22 years, highlighting inequalities in healthcare and nutritition.
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Elsevier, Press Release, 6 January 2014 

In 2014, University College London and Elsevier established the UCL Big Data Institute, a collaboration to empower researchers to explore innovative ways to apply new technologies and analytics to scholarly content and data. The institute is co-staffed with UCL and Elsevier researchers and is based at Elsevier’s London Mendeleys headquarters. Projects include investigation of the role and impact of researchers in academic networks, citation models, adaptive user modeling, knowledge graphs and predictive modeling.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 1, 2014, Pages 2-7

Currently lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in significant numbers in vehicles are designed to last the life of the vehicle. They will not reach their end-of-life for another 10 years. This paper examines how the model used to recycle lead-acid batteries could be applied to Li-ion batteries and ensure steps are put in place so that the economical and sustainable benefits can be achieved at the end of its useful life. This addresses SDG 12, in particular waste reduction and reuse.
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Research Policy, Volume 42, Issue 2, March 2013, Pages 423-442

This paper discusses public-private partnerships in research, a subject of high policy interest among policy makers. This contributes to SDGs 8 and 9.
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Transport Policy, March 2012

Research since 2000 has clearly shown the links between transport disadvantage, poverty, and economic and social exclusion. This paper reflects on the extent to which a social exclusion approach to research on transport disadvantage has been successful in opening up new avenues of research enquiry and/or identifying new theoretical perspectives and/or methodological approaches. It aligns with and shows the connections between SDGs 1, 10 and 11.
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Journal of the American College of Radiology, Volume 9, Issue 7, July 2012, Pages 488 - 494

The 2011 RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries discussed data, experiences, and models pertaining to radiology in the developing world, where widespread shortages of imaging services significantly reduce health care quality and increase health care disparities. Combining multidisciplinary strategies to improve the planning, accessibility, and quality of imaging services in the developing world can contribute to advancing SDG 3 to minimise health care disparities and provide health and well-being for all.

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