International Economics, Volume 134, August 2013

This paper offers a more rigorous concept of green growth in order that the conditions for its implementation may then be identified. Growth is understood here in its traditional economic sense: an increase in wealth measured in terms of production, income or living conditions. Growth is, a priori, neither “good” nor “bad”. To describe it, it is necessary to examine the mechanisms linking the factors of production, the return on these factors, and the wealth produced. Growth is termed “green” when it properly treats natural capital as an essential factor of production, alongside labor and physical capital.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition), 2013, Pages 399-410

This book chapter addresses goals 13, 14, 15 and 17 by discussing the definition of biodiversity that is both scientifically sensible and universally applicable; this is imperative to help guide the design of policy and programs for the future, as well as to make critical decisions in the present.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition), 2013, Pages 691-699

This book chapter addresses goals 13, 14 and 15 by discussing how global declines of amphibians refer to the phenomenon of the population declines and even extinctions of amphibian species around the world.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition), 2013, Pages 681-707

This book chapter addresses goals 13, 14, and 15 by discussing the biodiversity of mammals, covering all ranges from a shrew to the blue whale.
Linking to Goals 12, 13, 14, and 15, this report sets baseline expectations for companies to provide proactive and constructive input to Governments to advocate for the creation of effective climate policies.

Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 35, Issue 10, 15 October 2011, Pages 4390-4398

This journal article addresses goals 7, 13 and 15 by discussing how wood residues from forest harvesting or disturbance wood from wildfire and insect outbreaks may be viewed as biomass “feedstocks” for bioenergy production to help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Energy Policy, Volume 38, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages 4828–4837

With the global urban population now exceeding 50 percent, the inhabitants of cities are recognized as a major driver of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This paper describes the methodology and data used to determine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to ten cities or city-regions. Identifying cities with better per capita performance than others may help to guide climate change policies and contribute to SDG 13.3 to improve education, awareness and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation and adaption.
This paper reviews studies on the major ecosystem services provided by urban forests in China. Several critical issues could be identified from this review of the identification and assessment of ecosystem services generated by urban forests in China.