Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2007-2008.

Contributing to SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and environmental SDGs 12, 13, 14 and 15, this piece explores the vast amounts of organic solvents employed in carrying out organic reactions with the chemistry industry and explores alternatives with reduced negative environmental impact.

The Extractive Industries and Society, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 81-90

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Nominated for the July/August 2018 Elsevier Atlas Award, this article examines Fairtrade in artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Contributing to goal 8 (decent work and economic development), goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 12 (sustainable consumption and production) the article looks at the benefits of Fairtrade for these miners and how these benefits will be further distributed.

Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Volume 182, February 2019, Pages 258-268.

This paper proposes a Coloured Petri Net modelling technique as a tool for modelling the community pharmacy dispensing process. The novelty of this approach is the ability to perform the evaluation of process reliability and efficiency in a single simulation-based model. This should support SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and 12 (responsible consumption and production).

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 34, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 154-166.

This research supports SDGs 2 (zero hunger), 15 (life on land) and 17 (partnerships for the goals). Ecological intensification aims to use ecosystem services (e.g. pollination and pest management) to sustain agricultural production while minimising environmental impact. Kleijn et al. discuss the benefits of ecological intensification and ways that scientists can better communicate these to farmers.

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 34, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 132-138.

This article reflects on the ecological sustainability of insects as food, developing SDG 2 (zero hunger) and SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption). Sustainability of insects for food will be determined by a range of factors including the species reared, the type of feed used and management of waste.
Furthering SDGs 2 and 12, this report argues that feeding a population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy and sustainable diet will be impossible without transforming eating habits, improving food production and reducing food waste.
Contributing to SDG 2 (zero hunger) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), this research uses a holistic view to create a Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus in order to reveal the hidden connections related to food self-sufficiency issues within China and Japan.

Ecological Modelling, Volume 391, Jan 2019, Pages 9-15.

This article explores SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production). The distinctive characteristics, self-efficiency or external dependency of energy demand’s water footprint in China’s two biggest and fastest developing megalopolises are explored.
This research contributes to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption). Using a multiple-scale socio–economic water cycling model, the impacts of water price reform, water reallocation schemes, and industrialization processes on water resources utilization are analysed in north-western China.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 13-20.

This article makes the case for transformative action in the food system to acheieve SDG 13 and UNFCCC agreements. Goal 12 is seen as central to this given the possibility of trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation, and amongst other SDGs.