Mercury contamination in soil, water and air is associated with potential toxicity to humans and ecosystems.

One Earth, Perspective, Volume 2, ISSUE 1, P43-54, January 24, 2020

This article addresses goals 12 and 14 by synthesising and assessing the trajectories of multiple ocean claims with relevance for ecosystem sustainability, human well-being, and economic growth.

World Development, Volume 127, 2020,104770, ISSN 0305-750X,

This special issue of World Development is part of the SDG Perspectives Series, a collaborative, interdisciplinary endeavour whose aim is to interrogate the gap between academic and policy discourses underpinning the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The articles offer rich overviews on key goals, and provide examples, research evidence, and empirical data that illustrate important challenges and new lines of enquiry. By narrowing down the discussion on specific aspects of the SDGs that deserve particular attention, the special issue offers a nuanced perspective on the potential and limitations of the 2030 Agenda.

One Earth Review, Volume 1, ISSUE 3, P 316-329, November 22, 2019

This article addresses goals 2, 12, and 14 by describing the considerable scope for improved efficiency in fed aquaculture and discusses the development and optimisation of alternative protein sources for aquafeeds to ensure a socially and environmentally sustainable future for the aquaculture industry.
This journal article addresses goals 9, 14, and 15 by assessing country-level overlaps between planned infrastructure expansion, infrastructure-threatened biodiversity, and national biodiversity compensation policies.
Over US$60 trillion is predicted to be spent on new infrastructure globally by 2040.

World Development, Volume 126, 2020, 104706, ISSN 0305-750X

This paper contributes to the debate on the agency of the South in shaping global norms by focusing on the adoption of sustainable development as the consensus framework for the SDGs. Based on documentary and archival research, interviews with stakeholders, and direct participant observation of the SDG negotiations and consultations, the paper chronicles the ideas originating from the South in the emergence and subsequent evolution of the sustainable development concept and the adoption of the SDG.

One Earth, Volume 1, Issue 2, 25 October 2019, Pages 163-167

To conserve the bulk of Earth’s ecological heritage across the Anthropocene, setting aside half of Earth’s land is just a start. To conserve biodiversity over the long term across an increasingly human planet, conservation must become as integral to the human enterprise around the world as are social and economic development.
We highlight risks to local well-being where projects restrict access to biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity offsets. We then present a framework laying out challenges and associated opportunities for delivering better biodiversity and local well-being outcomes.
We present ethical, practical, and regulatory reasons why development projects should consider this issue when implementing the mitigation hierarchy. We highlight the particular risks to local well-being associated with the most controversial part of the mitigation hierarchy (biodiversity offsetting). Finally, we present a framework that identifies challenges and possible opportunities for delivering better biodiversity and local well-being outcomes from application of the mitigation hierarchy.