Asia

This study advances SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by evaluating the environmental sustainability of biomass utilisation for small-scale power generation in rural communities, with a focus on the Southeast Asian context. Rice and coconut residues are considered for direct combustion and gasification, and livestock manure for anaerobic digestion. The results of this study are expected to support the development of sustainable bioenergy in off-grid rural communities as well as those that aim for greater energy independence.
Most south Asian countries witnessed localized greening/browning during 2000–2016. Coarse-scale satellite data (≥1 km) might not capture subtle forest degradation, therefore high-resolution data (≤10 m) must be used to assess current forest condition. A multi-step framework should be employed for accurate reporting of SDG 15.
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Design for Health, January 2020, Pages 305-322

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by providing best practices and applied examples to instruct human factors practitioners (researchers and designers) in creating health-care designs that are inclusive of various populations.
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Design for Health, January 2020, Pages 323-340

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by exploring the current state of design as applied to global health, models of how it is carried out, and some of the questions that arise for practitioners. The goal of this chapter is to help practioners design models to help improve health and well-being of people in lower income countries.
In this study, we use a new type of satellite data looking at vegetation water and photosynthesis to compare the success of different reforestation methods, using China's Three-North Shelterbelt Program as a case study.
We assess the success of natural reforestation in China's TNSP using satellite data. We use microwaves and SIF to measure water and photosynthesis in dryland vegetation. A strong correlation is found between reforestation and remote sensing data. Natural reforestation is successful at increasing vegetation activity in arid areas
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European Journal of Soil Biology, Volume 96, January–February 2020, 103146

Advancing SDG 15, this article explores microbial response in a no-till farm in Northeast China.
In 2019 RELX hosted an SDG Inspiration Day in Delhi to inspire scalable, collaborative action on the 17 SDGs, with particular emphasis on sustainable cities: SDG 11, critical to the rest. Watch videos of the speakers
Advancing SDGs 10 (reduced inequalities) and 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), this video series focusses on the issue of statelessness in Malaysia.
Advancing SDG 15, this article reviews the implication of endophytic/rhizosphere non–rhizobial nodule bacteria on the plant's resistance to salinity stress.

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