The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed to address interactions between the economy, society, and the biosphere.
With the increasing importance of ‘emerging powers’ in the global economy, questions are raised about the role of developing countries in shaping global norms.

One Earth, Volume 1, Issue 2, 25 October 2019, Pages 159-162

Across the lower- and middle-income world, investors are acquiring rights to large swathes of land for agricultural development, threatening both existing livelihoods and the environment. The full weight of future impacts remains uncertain. But research on sustainable agriculture offers avenues to mitigate, diffuse, and avoid negative environmental and social consequences.
Chagas disease, Human African Trypanosomiasis, and schistosomiasis are neglected parasitic diseases for which new treatments are urgently needed.

Air pollution and climate change are key global challenges for cities and both have large impacts on human health and economic development.

This study supports SDG 1, 3, and 6 and by assessing socioeconomic determinants of leprosy risk in over 33 milion Brazilian individuals and providing a robust assessment of the contribution of deprivation to the risk of leprosy, which is classified as a rare disease.

The number of countries with a national development plan has more than doubled, from about 62 in 2006 to 134 in 2018.

Elsevier, Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 2, July 2019
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction encourages investment in innovation and technology development in disaster risk management.