The number of certification programs has exploded over the last decade, yet we know little about where they operate and whether they are best serving farmers and the environment in those locations. Winning the Elsevier Atlas Award in January 2018, this paper presents the first global map of commodity crop certification as a means to identify the best ways to strengthen and expand certification to support poor rural communities and protect threatened species.The paper contributes to SDGs 1, 10, 12 and 15.
This book chapter addresses goals 15 and 17 by providing an overview of educational programming used across cheetah conservation organizations, including considerations for designing, implementing, and evaluating such programs for success.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores enzyme and MicroResp diversity as indicators of soil quality.
Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article investigates how soil biota are affected by repeated applications of organic amendments (i.e. compost, farmyard manure and slurry) or reduced tillage (i.e. non-inversion tillage and no till) under European conditions, as measured in multiyear field experiments.
World Efficiency Solutions (WES) is the premier international meeting for the low-carbon and resource-efficient economy focussed on creating the low-carbon and resource-efficient market place. WES was first held in 2015 in Paris during COP21 negotiations, focusing on climate change solutions. World Efficiency develops a new environment consensus: economic and human activities must, to be sustainable, be redesigned to limit their impact on the environment while awareness of the planetary limits (climate change and resources scarcity) becomes widespread. A key objective for WES 2017 is to Identify new market opportunities aligned to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (estimated market opportunities are larger than USD 12 trillion) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change from 2015.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 8, 2017

From waste to wealth using green chemistry: The way to long term stability
This paper provides an overview on societal challenges and opportunities associated with waste valorization strategies, contributing to SDG 12. Moving away from the linear economy model, waste becomes a resource rather than a burden for the society. Focusing on two specific waste streams – namely plastics and food supply chain wastes – it explores a circular economy model. Bearing in mind that waste is a resource, initiatives all over the world should not only target minimizing or totally stopping land-filling but also reducing existing land-fills through landfill mining. In accordance with SDG 17, Clark suggests a three-way partnership between industry, government and the public – where each actor plays a specific role in promoting new technologies, developing supportive regulations and embracing a new consumption attitude towards waste.
Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article examined biochar and biochar-compost in improving soil quality and crop types.
This book chapter addresses goals 3, 12, and 15 by exploring how combining the knowledge derived from traditional medicinal practices with modern science creates endless possibilities for drug discovery and the use of plants in the treatment of a wide array of conditions.
Directly contributing to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and 15 (Life on Land), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning research explores the relationship between the wellbeing of people living within megacities and ecosystem services, pushing for increased urban forest conservation and implementation strategies.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores the microbial effects of permafrost thaw.

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