Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Ecological Indicators, July 2016, Pages 574 - 582

Global consumption of aquatic foods has been increasing in recent decades but demand outstrips supply. This study evaluated the sustainability of cage production systems for Nile tilapia in the Santa Cruz Reservoir. The results showed that by creating a framework to measure the sustainability of aquaculture production, effects of increasing production can be assessed and measures can be taken to meet SDG 14.2 to sustainably manage and protect marine ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts.
Elsevier,

Ecological Indicators, Volume 66, July 2016, Pages 357–368

In 2010, 10 percent of the global primary energy demand was met by bioenergy production. The demand for bioenergy, excluding traditional uses, could more than double by 2035. Bioenergy business operators are essential for the sustainable development of bioenergy systems. This study examines their sustainability criteria and offers insights into how their approach could mature. This is important for advancing SDG target 7 to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Elsevier,

Tha Lancet, Volume 388, Issue 10040, 9–15 July 2016, Pages 198-206.

This study unveils gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to have disproportionately high burdens of HIV infection in countries of low, middle and high income in 2016. In particular, incidence densities of HIV in MSM are unacceptably high in countries as diverse as China, Kenya, Thailand, the UK, and the USA. This research directly relates to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being).
Elsevier,

Chem, Volume 1, Issue 1, 7 July 2016, Pages 10-12

Paul Anastas and Julie Zimmerman highlight the vital role chemistry must play in creating a sustainable future. The article provides a robust definition for green chemistry and examines the role of green chemistry in supporting the SDGs, with a particular focus on the goals addressing water, poverty and food: SDGs 1, 2, 6 and 12.
Elsevier,

Lancet, Volume 388, Issue 10042, 23–29 July 2016, Pages 412-436.

This review contributes to Sustainable Development Goals 3 (good health and well-being) and 10 (reduced inequalities), developing current understandings of health needs within transgender populations.
Elsevier,

The Lancet HIV Volume 3, No. 7, e323–e332

By 2020, the UN has set a target to reduce the number of new HIV infections to below 500 000. This Personal View article puts the aim in the context of previous prevention targets and highlights the research and real-world evidence that supports HIV prevention programmes. By focusing on a broad set of approaches (such as condom distribution, education, and access to antiretroviral therapy) and ensuring they are applied to the most relevant populations the ambitious 2020 targets might be met. This contributes to SDG3 and the bid to end the AIDS epidemic.
Elsevier,

Transportation Geotechnics, June 2016

Constructing and maintaining transportation infrastructure is very resource intensive and can have negative impacts on the environment. Reviewing geotechnical engineering in transport infrastructure highlights the transformation in the past twenty years to using more sophisticated technologies integrating sustainability principles. SDG target 11.2 aims to provide sustainable transport systems, which this article focuses on, in particular activities relevant to sustainable earthwork construction aimed at minimising the use of energy and production of CO2.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, Volume 6, June 2016, Pages 1-6

This paper discussed the main challenges and opportunities related to Active Distribution Networks (ADNs) control, with particular reference to voltage regulation and lines congestion management. Secondly it discusses the main principles and operation of the Grid Explicit Congestion Notification Mechanism (GECN). Examining ADNs improves understanding of SDG 7.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, June 2016

Using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), this article reports the past, present, and anticipated burden of disease in young people aged 10–24 years from 1990 to 2013 using data on mortality, disability, injuries, and health risk factors. It shows that injuries, mental health disorders, and sexual and reproductive health problems are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in young people. Understanding young people's health will be important to the achievement of SDG 3 targets.
Elsevier,

World Development Perspectives: Volume 2, 2016, Pages 25-33

This study focuses on the how human displacement of the Sahariya - indigenous tribal conservation refugees in central India - has affected their mental health, supporting knowledge on SDG 3 Good health and wellbeing. Factors examined include food and water (in)security and poverty. The loss of homeland and relocation programmes is seen as detrimental to mental health.

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