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Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 93, April 2021

Examines factors affecting public support for restrictions on air travel to combat climate change.
Bibliometric analysis on the research progress of micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) energy harvesters as a source of alternative energy, particularly for electronic equipment.
Assesses the status of energy consumption and the factors affecting biogas technology adoption among rural households in northwestern Ethiopia.

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.
This journal article advances SDG 6 and 11 by explaining the Water Sensitive Cities Index, a new benchmarking and diagnostic tool which is used to define, assess and operationalize a city's water sensitive performance. This application is demonstrated for three diverse Australian cities, and it aims to develop collective commitment and evidence-based priorities for further action.

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.
This journal article advances SDG 6 and 11 by combining the SWOT analysis and DPSIR framework, the connections between governmental actions can be established; and, scenario-based impact assessment methods can be used to select, implement and sustain governmental actions for resolving the challenges related to water quality deterioration in the future.

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.