Oceania

Solar power is a renewable energy source. An increase in solar power can see a pivot from coal-fired power, a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations’ Global Goals, including goal 7 for affordable and clean energy and goal 13 for climate action. The Global Goals specifically call on all nations to invest in sustainability and renewable power.
This journal article advances SDG 6 and 11 by explaining the Water Sensitive Cities Index, a new benchmarking and diagnostic tool which is used to define, assess and operationalize a city's water sensitive performance. This application is demonstrated for three diverse Australian cities, and it aims to develop collective commitment and evidence-based priorities for further action.
Elsevier,

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 2, September 2020, 100027

This journal article addresses SDG 6 by showing how implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia's river waters has restricted business activities, human movements as well as anthropogenic activities. The sudden decline in human activities has directly impacted the river water quality.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by assessing the effectiveness of an online intervention tool for women experiencing intimate partner violence in Australia. The study found no meaningful improvement in self-efficacy or depressive symptoms overall, but some women reported benefits with the intervention, highlighting the need to further develop and refine online decision aids for this purpose.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 495-497.

Focussing on SDG 5 (gender equality), this commentary seeks to explain Australia's poor retention rates of women in surgical training. To improve retention rates, the underlying multiple stressors and constituent factors which build up over time must be addressed before a tipping point is reached.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 524-526.

Developing SDG 5 (gender equality), this correspondence explains Australia's strategy to achieve gender equality in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
All-Energy Australia is where the country’s clean energy industry meets over two inspiring days to access the latest, cutting-edge information. All-Energy Australia combines a free-to-attend, business-to-business, world-class multi-stream conference with an unrivaled professional development and networking forum alongside a comprehensive exhibition. Clean energy professionals and end-users benefit from unique access to a showcase of innovations in renewable energy including sustainable transport, solar technology, energy storage, energy efficiency and future grid.
Older adults are at increased risk of malnutrition compared to their younger counterparts. This article contributes to SDG 3 by reviewing the reported validity of existing malnutrition screening tools used in older adults.
Elsevier,

Emotion, Space and Society, Volume 25, November 2017, Pages 71-78.

Exploring SDG 10's reduced inequalities theme, this feminist-informed ethnographic study explores queer ciswomen, transwomen and non-binary people aged between 20 and 30 years old within the Australian punk scenes. These women were found to subvert the dominant patriarchal norms in punk spaces.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Volume 2, No. 10, p707–715, October 2017

Infection with H pylori significantly increases an individual's chances of developing gastric cancer. SDG 3.4 aims to prevent non-communicable diseases such as cancer; this study provides policymakers with the evidence to decide optimal first-line H pylori eradication regimens according to local prevalence of primary antibiotic resistance and develop effective strategies to control the rising antibiotic resistance in their countries.

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