This book chapter advances SDGs 12, 13 and 14 by discussing the current warming of the Arctic climate caused by human exploitation activities and the potential impact these activities may have in driving a number of marine mammals and other vertebrate species to extinction, unless strong conservation initiatives are put in place immediately.
Climate change has been associated with deleterious health effects including heat stress in vulnerable populations. Older adults are at increased risk for heat-related morbidity and mortality, which are preventable. Through a case study approach, educating nurse practitioners about climate-related heat stress is an approach to education about health consequences of climate change.
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 Terry Slavin, Editor of Ethical Corporation.

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 3, June 2020

Advancing SDGs 7, 9, 12 and 13, this article presents the most recent trends (2016–2020) of the greener pretreatments and compares their advantages with the conventional approaches. This review also shows how the greener pretreatments could be made more efficient and cost-effective.

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 3, June 2020

Bio-based aerogels with customizable porosities and functionalities constitute a significant potential for CO2 capture. Contributing to SGDs 7, 9 and 13, this article discusses the recent developments in the synthesis of bio-based aerogels and their application in CO2 capture.
The process industries have been facing ever increasing pressure in the monitoring and control of gaseous pollutants such as volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants. With increasingly stringent regulations and laws, emission management may need to go beyond the traditional leak detection and repair and continuous emissions monitoring system approaches to manage potential emission events. Contributing to SDGs 9 and 13, this article discusses how alternative monitoring technologies, such as optical and remote sensing instruments and wireless sensors, can monitor emissions from a specific equipment/area/unit/plant in a timely manner. Smart integration of process data and emission data is a key step to achieve operational excellence.
Multidisciplinary analytical techniques allow us to examine the presence and behaviour of pollutants in complex atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic, and living compartments of ecosystems. This book chapter advances SDGs 6, 13 and 15.
This chapter advances SDG 6, 11, and 13 by explaining how droughts have long played a major disruptive role in history, threatening the stability of human society. Here, we briefly review the relationship between civilizations and drought, stressing the link between agriculture and drought impacts.
This journal article addresses goals 13 and 15 by estimating the current and future extinction crisis in terrestrial ecoregions caused by habitat destruction and relating this pattern to current conservation efforts.

Biological Conservation, Volume 246, June 2020, 108571

This article addresses goals 13, 14 and 15 by discussing how COVID-19 is impacting biodiversity, the research needed by conservation biologists, and their ability to protect ecosystems.