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Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 26, December 2020, 100385

Valorisation is the process of converting food waste materials into useful products including chemicals, materials, and fuels. This article contributes to SDGs 9, 11 and 12 by discussing the valorisation of food waste and the positive economic impacts to be gained.

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages v-ix, ISSN 2214-5745,

In this editorial overview, we provide mini-reviews of insects' utility to achieve the SDGs, taking examples from both temperate and tropical countries.

Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 18, September 2020, 100913

Transport, a well-recognised determinant of health, is particularly salient to well-being and equitable health outcomes amongst older people and people living with disabilities living in low-and middle-income countries. Contributing to SDGs 3, 10 and 11, this study explores the facilitators and barriers for safe and accessible transportation from the perspectives of older people and those living with disabilities in Sri Lanka.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 26, 2020, e00213, ISSN 2214-9937,

Buildings consume vast amounts of energy and pollute the environment in various ways but façades can play a significant role in reducing energy consumption and alleviating buildings' negative impacts on the environment. Through a case study of Shiraz, Iran, this article discusses how using smart materials in buildings' facades can help dramatically to attain SDGs 7, 9, 11 and 13.

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 23, June 2020, Pages 55-60

This article supports SDGs 9, 11, 12 and 17 by deepening our understanding on the role of stakeholders in boosting the use of food waste as a feedstock for creating a circular bio-based economy.

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 62-70, ISSN 2214-5745,

Some of the greatest challenges for today's architecture are multifunctionality, energy saving and sustainability — problems that insects have partially solved during their evolution. From biomimetics in architecture design and materials, to decomposition of waste management and intelligent algorithms to reduce congestion, insects are an unlimited source of inspiration for innovations to advance SDGs 11 and 12.
This paper discusses the challenges in safely re-opening indoor sport centres and the measures already suggested by others to partly tackle these challenges. It also elaborates three potential additional measures and based on these additional measures, it suggests the concept of a certificate of equivalence that could allow indoor sports centers with such a certificate to re-open safely and more rapidly. It also attempts to stimulate increased preparedness of indoor sports centers that should allow them to remain open safely during potential next waves of SARS-CoV-2 as well as future pandemics. This contributes to SDGs 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16.

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 135, May 2020, Pages 280-288

Contributing to SDGs 10 and 11, this article explores how bus stop improvements are associated with changes in bus ridership and demand for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service.

Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 106, April 2020, Pages 68-76

This journal article addresses goals 11, 12, 13 and 15 by looking at how land-based mitigation options potentially affect biodiversity.

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 38, April 2020, Pages 63-71

This journal article addresses goals 11 and 15 by looking at how urban expansion adversely affects habitats for pollinators and global biodiversity.