South America

This report conducts an analysis of the intergovernmental fiscal transfer programs whose budget allocation formulas include population criteria.Through a series of simulations in three Latin American countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, and El Salvador), it analyses what would have happened if more accurate population estimates had been used when allocating transfers to subnational governments. This contributes to SDGs 10 and 16.
Contributing to goal 14 (life below water), this paper addresses the long-term process from conceptualisation to operationalisation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries in Uruguayan Small-Scale Fisheries. It was nominated for the May 2018 Elsevier Atlas Award.
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The Electricity Journal, Volume 31, Issue 2, March 2018, Pages 13-17

Goal 7 sets a target to increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030. Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in March 2018, this article looks at wind energy in Brazil and examines the approaches taken, such as investment coordination mechanisms, that have reduced risks enough to make wind energy a viable option.
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International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 59, March 2018, Pages 28-34

Education is an important factor in improving quality life among the world's poor and yet keeping young women, in particular, in education remains a consistent challenge. Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in March 2018, this article examines a scholarship programme for young indigenous women and how education is a tool for women's empowerment, advancing SDGs 4 and 5.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 154-157.

 

To advance goals 9 and 12, this article reviews Chilean policies on sustainability, as well as academic efforts related to green chemistry.
World Travel Market Latin America
WTM Latin America is the three day must-attend business-to-business (B2B) event which brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world. Through its industry networks, unrivalled global reach, WTM Latin America creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content and communities. Tourism is mentioned specifically in three of the SDGs: 8, 12 and 14. A responsible tourism seminar was part of the events programme in 2017 and two panellists explored what the idea of sustainability means for tourism and tourism businesses.
Focussing on SDG 1 (no poverty) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this article explores a previously neglected area of official economic statistics, identifying the importance of non-timber forest product (NTFP) sales within Northern Brazil.
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Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Volume 185, 1 April 2018, Pages 168-172.

This research directly contributes to Sustainable Development Goals 3 (good health and well-being) and 10 (reduced inequalities) by focussing on HIV prevention among men who have sex with men and transgender women.
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 210, 10 January 2018, Pages 372-385.

Contributing to SDGs 3 (Good health and Well-being) and 15 (Life on Land), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article seeks to scientifically validate traditional medicinal plant practices in the Peruvian Amazon.
Furthering SDGs 8 and 17, this report explores partnerships and progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the business community in Latin America and the Caribbean. It includes key findings from a report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as data from participants of the UN Global Compact.

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