Articles

Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Volume 383, Issue 9917, 15–21 February 2014, Pages 630-667

The Lancet–University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health examines health inequity and the conflict between the health sector with other powerful actors, such as protection of national security, safeguarding or sovereignty. This paper contributes to goal 3 and 5.
Elsevier,

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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The Lancet, Volume 382, Issue 9908, 7–13 December 2013, Pages 1898-1955

Presenting the case for investment in health, this article advances Goal 3. It sets out an investment framework to help low and middle income countries achieve dramatic health gains by 2035.
Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

Ophthalmology, Volume 119, Issue 4, April 2012, Pages 789-801

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common microvascular complication of diabetes and the leading cause of new cases of vision loss and blindness among working-aged adults in the United States and most developed countries. This study explores treatment for those suffering loss of vision contributing to Goal 3.
Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

Energy Policy, Volume 38, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages 4828–4837

With the global urban population now exceeding 50 percent, the inhabitants of cities are recognized as a major driver of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This paper describes the methodology and data used to determine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to ten cities or city-regions. Identifying cities with better per capita performance than others may help to guide climate change policies and contribute to SDG 13.3 to improve education, awareness and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation and adaption.

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