Sustainable Production and Consumption, Volume 33, September 2022

A system transition is required to reach greater circularity in the production and consumption of plastics and the achievement of SDG12. This paper has addressed a key gap in the literature, related to the role that data-information-knowledge play in hindering progress towards that transition.
The United Nations General Assembly decided that International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples would be observed every year on 9th August. On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to help spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples. Elsevier is pleased to share this special collection of freely available articles to help spread awareness about this important topic. Please feel free to download and share these papers.
This article supports SDG's 6, 11 and 15 through its discussion of the use of Phytoremediation as an economical and sustainable technology for environmental cleanup. Plant species known to utilize different phyto-mechanisms during phytoremediation of diverse pollutants are presented

The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, July 2022

This Viewpoint supports SDGs 2 and 15 by highlighting the importance of trees and forests to food systems, and exploring how the value of trees and forests in this regard can be enhanced to improve nutritional and environmental sustainability.
By studying species' responses to extreme climate events, a conceptual framework for predicting ecological recovery in terrestrial ecosystems is proposed.
The study assessed the perceptions of indigenous peoples on the Vietnam payments for forest environmental services (PFES) program. The majority of indigenous people were satisfied with PFES participation.
The Zambezi Riparian Region (ZRR) is a lifeline and home to ∼40 million people who depend heavily on the river basin for their livelihood.
This article considers barriers in tracking no net loss (NNL) outcomes, outline criteria of public offset registers to enable accessible and credible reporting of NNL, and show how existing registers fail to satisfy those criteria.

Roberta Mendonça De Carvalho, Claudio Fabian Szlafsztein, Ecosystem Services and Air Pollution - Nature's Main Provider Interconnects Forest and Cities to Regulate Air Quality, Editor(s): Dominick A. DellaSala, Michael I. Goldstein, Imperiled: The Encyclopedia of Conservation, Elsevier, 2022, Pages 88-97, ISBN 9780128211397

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 11 and 15 by discussing air pollution, ecosystem services, and the importance of vegetation as it assures pollution reduction services. Considering the essential role of cities in human life, it focuses on the benefits of urban vegetation as a leading ecosystem service provider, promoting awareness of the importance of natural elements for the urban environment.

Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 126, June 2022

The paper studied the evaluation index system of urban garden afforestation, ecological environment benefit and urban garden afforestation, furthering SDG 11, 5 and 9.