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A discussion on how well Emojis reflect biodiversity, and how this should be improved to contribute to public engagement and communication.
The paper outlines how we may advances in observational technologies with developments in water quality modelling to integrate simulation of eutrophication impacts with organic matter dynamics and fate of synthetic toxic compounds.
Water-smart society must highlight societal well-being and co-development across sectors. Furthermore, the article emphasizes the need for a long-term perspective, conserving nature, and maximising ecosystem services, while anticipating change. Finally, the article discusses how a more grounded conceptualisation of the water-smart society can guide utilities and urban policy design.
International Human Rights Day 2023

10 December 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 and sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.  

Human health, in the coming decades (and already in some “front-running” regions), is in peril. Although some authorities warn that over-stating such risks can induce paralysis and despair, under-stating them will not generate the intense action that is required. The impact of climate change on the Earth system is now so significant that the next ice age will likely be delayed by at least 50,000 years [201]. If humans do not rapidly change their collective behavior, then this may be their most enduring legacy. It is hoped that this chapter makes a small contribution to SDG3.
This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing by explaining the different contributions to the mitochondrial toxic profile produced either by the virus or by the antiretroviral treatment.
Approximately 15 per cent of the world's population live with some form of disability and 80 per cent live in developing countries. This Special collection aims to highlight this important issue and hopefully provide measures towards an inclusive and supported environment for all irrespective of disability. All book chapters and journal articles are free to download and share.
Elsevier,

Energy and Climate Change, Volume 4, December 2023

The importance of an updating of fundamental energy law to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in the energy sector.
Elsevier,

Safeguarding Mountain Social-Ecological Systems, A Global Challenge: Facing Emerging Risks, Adapting to Changing Environments and Building Transformative Resilience in Mountain Regions Worldwide, 2024, pp 11-15

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 13 and 15 by reviewing the unique species assemblages of high-elevation ecosystems and biodiversity trends in the context of climate change.
Elsevier,

The South African Herbal Pharmacopoeia
Monographs of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
2023, Pages 321-344

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing by providing information about lessertia frutescens, an adaptogenic tonic, and commercial tablets that are popular to counteract the muscle-wasting effects associated with HIV-AIDS in patients and to stimulate appetite.

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