Sustainable Development Strategies, Engineering, Culture and Economics, 2021, Pages 1-25

This book chapter advances SDG 11 and 13 by introducing the concepts of sustainable development. The definitions as evolved over time have been briefly discussed. The evolution of the sustainable development concepts coupled with the underling theorems, philosophy, ethics, and social responsibility has also been described. The dimensions of sustainable development along with the recent trends have also been discussed.

Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research, Volume 13, August 2020

Decades of population-based health outcomes data highlight the importance of understanding how environmental exposures in pregnancy affect maternal and neonatal outcomes. In this review, we consider how alterations to the maternal and or fetal/infant microbiome through environmental exposures could directly and indirectly alter fetal programming. We highlight two specific environmental exposures, cadmium (Cd) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and outline their effects on the developing fetus and the perinatal (maternal and fetal/infant) microbiome. We further consider how chemical exposures in the setting of natural disasters may be of particular importance to environmental health.

Current opinion in insect science, Volume 40, 1 August 2020

UN Sustainable Development Goals depend on insect functional integrity.Tropical insect diversity is essential for healthy ecosystems. Global changes alter tropical insect ecology and ecosystem services. The untapped biodiversity of the tropics demands substantial research advancement.
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Joan Walley, Chair of the Aldersgate Group and former Labour MP.
This journal articles advances SDGs 2, 12, and 13 by identifying the barriers that keep people from consuming plant-based meat alternatives in order to increase the probability of future consumption.

William H. Schlesinger, Emily S. Bernhardt, Chapter 11 - The Global Carbon and Oxygen Cycles, Editor(s): William H. Schlesinger, Emily S. Bernhardt,
Biogeochemistry (Fourth Edition), Academic Press, 2020, Pages 453-481, 9780128146088

Life is composed primarily of carbon, so estimates of the global production and destruction of organic carbon give us an overall index of the health of the biosphere. This book chapter advances SDGs 11 and 13.

William D. Fletcher, Craig B. Smith, Chapter 9 - What would it take to reach net zero?, Reaching Net Zero, Elsevier, 2020, Pages 107-122

This chapter addresses SDGs 13, 15, and 12 by examining scenarios for reaching net zero production and consumption, but also the challenges in implementation.
Comparison of plant-based milks on the criteria of nutrition & health, environmental impact and manufacturing processes.

Reaching Net Zero, What It Takes to Solve the Global Climate Crisis, 2020, Pages 107-122

This book chapter advances SDG 11, 13, 17 by describing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other reports on the need to limit global temperature increase to 2.0°C and preferably 1.5°C. The chapter outlines possible scenarios and introduces the concept of “net zero” by 2050, the essential elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. The chapter also discusses why this deadline is not achievable and presents a more likely scenario.
This article supports SDGs 2, 13, and 15 by showing that by the end of this century, agricultural land NH3 emissions in the US will increase by about 80% due to climate change, but with a combination of climate-adaptive agricultural management practices with attainable mitigation measures, these emissions can be offset.