Articles

Elsevier,

Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, Issue 6, June 2021, Pages e782–e792.

This article addresses SDG 3 and 10 by characterising the spread of COVID-19 in Brazil, showing that existing socioeconomic inequalities, rather than age or health status, determined the initial course of the epidemic. Areas with high socioeconomic vulnerability were disproportionately affected, and these results suggest that targeted policies are needed to protect the most vulnerable groups.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, Volume 20, April 2021

One Health approach addresses good health and well-being at different levels of environment and human health . In this example One Health integrates antibiotic resistance among humans, animals, and the environment. Understanding this valuable and insightful process will help to restore biodiversity and ecosystems heading to a healthy planet.
Elsevier,

30th March 2021

Open Access (OA) and the advent of access programs such as Research4Life have rapidly transformed the publishing landscape. In some ways, they have made strides in bridging the knowledge gap between high- and low-income countries. In other ways, they may present obstacles, so it’s important to ensure that a move towards open access doesn’t disadvantage low-income countries.This article contributes to SDGs 10 and 17.
Elsevier,

Joule, 2021, ISSN 2542-4351, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2021.03.005

Solar photovoltaics (PV) is an energy technology that is already contributing substantially to CO2 emissions mitigation. Here, the authors analyse the factors that lie behind the huge cost reductions of solar PV and identify innovations in the pipeline that could contribute to maintaining a high learning rate. Moreover, this work shows how widespread Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) - which are used to model decarbonization pathways compatible with the Paris Agreement – need to evolve to better reflect the role of solar PV in future low-carbon energy scenarios. This closely relates to SDG 7 and 13.
Elsevier,

Clinics in Chest Medicine, Volume 42, Issue 1, March 2021, Pages 217-228

This book chapter advances SDG 3 by explaining how pulmonary arterial hypertension occurs in women more than men whereas survival in men is worse than in women.
Elsevier,

Materials Today Energy, Volume 19, March 2021

Recycled paper hardboards were upcycled into CF-coated separators for Li-S batteries via a cost-effective method. The readily accessible, renewable materials used in this study provide the large potential for the commercialization of low-cost, eco-friendly Li-S batteries.
Elsevier, Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 66, March 2021
Electric vehicles (EVs) are widely regarded as the key to finally making private mobility clean, yet virtually no research is being conducted on their potential contribution to the expansion of impervious surfaces. This study aims to start a discussion on the topic by exploring three relevant issues: the impact of EVs’ operating costs on urban size, the space requirements of charging facilities, the land demand of energy production through renewables.
Elsevier, iScience, Volume 24, 19 March 2021
The “Wet Tropics” of Australia host a unique variety of plant lineages that trace their origins to the super-continent of Gondwanaland.
Elsevier, Geography and Sustainability, Volume 2, March 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled and rolled back progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ecosystem services (ESs), defined as the contributions of ecosystems to human well-being, underpin the achievement of SDGs. To promote SDG achievement in post-pandemic era, we teased out the links between ESs and SDGs while examining the impact of COVID-19. We found that ESs benefited all SDGs, yet man-made pressures led to degradation of ecosystems and their services. There is broad consensus that the virus lurks in degraded ecosystems and generates spillover due to human interference.

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