Energy Research and Social Science, Volume 77, July 2021

Photograph of a young cobalt miner indebted to a mining boss in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The link between slavery and environmental destruction and climate change has been shown to be circular, compelling, and calamitous. Climate change drives environmental outcomes that increase the risk of enslavement. Slaves are commonly forced into work highly destructive to the environment, which then increases the pressures on vulnerable populations.
This Practice Note covers the main pillars of access to justice in environmental matters in the UK under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). Access to justice and the ability to effectively challenge environmental decisions are key to SDG 16.
Held in partnership with the University of Johannesburg, this Elsevier webinar discusses the SDGs and how researchers can incorporate them into their work.
Held in partnership with the University of São Paulo, this Elsevier webinar discusses the SDGs and how researchers can incorporate them into their work.
In this webinar, panelists explore the “state of the union” of the Rule of Law in the UK and consider what can be done to drive public attention and protection. They also discuss whether the Law requires a rebrand, whether it is seen in the same light by all people, and what (or who) might drive the change sought. This webinar contributes to SDG 16.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

Climate change has accelerated the melting of Himalayan glaciers, with profound impacts on the planetary health realms of the Himalayan region. The complexity has been captured and mapped to explain linkages between melting glaciers and associated planetary health issues to help planning for better planetary health in nine subsystem categories: ecological services, disaster, water security, food security, energy security, livelihood and culture, migration, conflict and public health. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities).
Background: Half of the world's missing female births occur in India, due to sex-selective abortion.
Cartoon showing how humanitarian response affects population characteristics and trafficking risk.
Preparedness, relief, and rehabilitation mechanisms must be proactively implemented in order to mitigate the heightened risk of trafficking after the “next” natural hazards disaster.
This cross-sectional study of 109 women recruited across four prisons in Scotland, UK, supports SDGs 3, 5, and 16 by showing a strong association between a history of significant head injury and violent offences. Most instances of head injury were due to a history of repeated domestic abuse, and linked to current PTSD. These findings highlight the need to include significant head injury as a vulnerability when developing criminal justice policies, such as risk management, mental health, and prisoner rehabilitation and support.
This study highlights the potential adverse effects of climate change on future sexual crime and provides some information for targeted preventions.