Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

With successful reproduction and recruitment fundamental to the continued persistence of fish populations under future climate conditions, understanding the physiological mechanisms – including taxonomic and population variation – wherein high temperatures lead to reduced reproductive performance is crucial to identify and remediate any reproductive impairment caused by warming aquatic habitats. Future endocrine studies have an important role to play to that end, as understanding the hormone mechanisms that underlie reproductive inhibition at high temperature, as well as extending our understanding of those mechanisms to consider the potential ability for fish to acclimate either through prior developmental thermal experience or via transgenerational and epigenetic mechanisms (e.g., Veilleux et al., 2018), will be crucial for predicting how wild fish populations will be affected by climate warming. The results presented here and elsewhere for other species (e.g., Alix et al., 2020; Servili et al., 2020) have a crucial role to play by serving as a foundation to guide future research into how extreme warm temperatures predicted under future climate scenarios will impact fish reproduction.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 31, October 2021

An overview of more than 6000 chemicals reported to be found in plastics and the challenges and gaps in assessing their impacts on the environment and human health along the life cycle of plastic products.

The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 9, 2021,100231,

This Series Viewpoint discusses how a lateral approach to public health can advance systemic resilience to climate change.
Proposal to make aquaculture more sustainable.Sustainable intensification of existing systems for increasing accessibility of aquatic foods, based on scaling of proven but infrequently adopted interventions, could contribute substantially to realizing sustainability goals in aquaculture.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 30, August 2021

A critical overview of the key challenges specifically related to (micro)plastics as they may undermine the implementation of sustainable strategies and action plans required to achieve the UN SDGs.
Research evaluating mitigation techniques against climate change damage on coastal ecosystems.
The study analyses Vanuata’s legal/policy approaches to climate impacts and the limitations of UNFCCC negotiations have prompted the state to consider climate litigation. Policy solutions suggest that Oceanic people remain actively resistant rather than passive victims of a changing climate.
This paper reviews the evidence on slow-onset events presented in the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) and the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). It provides an overview of the state of the art on the eight types of slow-onset events and helps to identify gaps and challenges in understanding their nature, their impact and effective management approaches.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 29, June 2021

Review on using the natural qualities of plants to restore degraded sites and water systems.