Articles

A John Deere tractor pulling a direct drill through a field of stubble
RELX Group,

Farmers Weekly, 6 July 2018

Direct drilling - where the ground is not ploughed before a new crop is established - helps conserve soil moisture and structure and prevents wind erosion. Switching to direct drilling, or "no-till", can therefore bring big savings in labour and machinery costs. However does this translate to better gross margins? A benchmarking study, which compared no-till with more conventional approach, suggest there are savings to be made despite dips in yield. This supports SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
Elsevier,

Marine Policy Volume 93, July 2018, Pages 223-231

This study focuses on how SDG 14 (Life Below Water), and the targets within that goal, contributes to other SDG goals. This study highlights the importance of the oceans in achieving sustainable development.
Elsevier,

Marine Policy, Volume 93, July 2018, Pages 251-261

Using a case study in Mozambique this article examines how other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) can contribute to achieving Goal 14 (Life below water), particularly target 5.
Elsevier,

Marine Policy, Volume 93, July 2018, Pages 284-294

This article focuses on how the SDGs and Goal 14 can provide a framework for island ocean states (IOS), or ‘small island developing states’ (SIDS), which are characterized by limited land and oceanic remoteness, creating local and international dependencies for food, livelihoods, trade and transport.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 1-11

Relating to Goals 3, 9 and 12, this article examines the potential of biobased carbon nanorods to build the conducting architecture of transducers with low environmental impact.
Elsevier,

World Development, Volume 106, 2018, Pages 111-123, ISSN 0305-750X

Contributing to goal 5 (gender equality), these authors take a critical look at current efforts to measure women’s empowerment at the individual/household level through standardized tools. They confirm that agency alone does not adequately reflect local meanings of empowerment.
Elsevier,

Geoforum, Volume 91, May 2018, Pages 73-77

This article presents an evaluation of the achieved result and points out the activities that require adjustments working towards Goal 2
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 9-18

In reference to Goal 12, this article reviews the industry activities, policy initiatives and research projects aiming to secure an adequate supply of raw materials that have recently been initiated in Europe.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 27-32

This paper presents a case study around emerging technologies for data storage and what their implementation at mass scale might mean for existing supply chains and market dynamics for certain critical materials, looking to address goal 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and goal 12 (sustainable consumption and production).
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 1-8

This article explores the importance of lightweight technology in reducing automobile life cycle impacts, which ultimately affects Goals 9, 12 and 13.

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