Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 44, Jan 2019, Pages 475-487.

This article supports SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).This paper ranks 28 European capital cities based on how smart and sustainable they are. The results will help cities understand where they stand and give policy makers an opportunity to identify areas for improvement while leveraging areas of strength.
Elsevier,

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 34, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 57-68.

In support of global conservation targets SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG15 (life on land), the Aichi Targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity have provided a set of clear conservation targets. The authors argue that scenarios and models are not currently being used to their full potential.
Elsevier,

Kidney International, Volume 95, Issue 2, January 2019, Pages 242-248.

This editorial outlines opportunities to improve our understanding of disparities in kidney disease, the best ways for them to be addressed, and how to streamline efforts toward achieving kidney health equity across the globe. This serves to address SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry,
Volume 112,
2019,
Pages 52-65

Supporting SDG 9.5 (enhance scientific research), this review provides a roadmap of current analytical methods for microplastic and nanoplastic research. Enhanced research capabilities in this area may in turn support progress towards SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
Elsevier,

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 99, January 2019, Pages 66-82

This paper advances SDGs 9 and 12 by investigating the construction of strategies aiming to up-scale low-carbon innovations from pilot to full commercial scale. The authors reveal that the growth plans conveyed in the roadmaps are overly optimistic and they call for policy rooted in realistic expectations and adequate to the phase of innovation.
Elsevier,

Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Volume 70, January 2019, Pages 145-168.

Municipal wastewater is a remarkable energy source but in order to recover the energy present efficiently, it is crucial to up-concentrate the organics in wastewaters. This paper contributes to SDG 7 by providing a comprehensive evaluation of the current practices applied to up-concentrate organic matter, as well as various up-to-date treatment configurations.
Elsevier,

Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Volume 70, January 2019, Pages 145-168.

Advancing goals 7 and 14, this article examines the potential ecological effects of submarine power cables during installation, operation and decommissioning phases and sets recommendations for better monitoring and mitigation of the most significant impacts
Elsevier,

Marine Policy, Volume 99, Jan 2019, Pages 239-242.

This article focuses on SDG 14 (life below water). This commentary discusses the recent United Nations meetings which prepare international legally binding instruments focussed on the protection of biodiversity in waters beyond National Jurisdiction.
Elsevier,

Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, Volume 18, Issue 1, Jan 2019, Pages 61-71.
 

This study develops on SDG 2 (zero hunger), identifying a potential oilseed species for the semiarid tropics of India which can be grown efficiently in small spaces when grown alongside chickpeas as part of an intercropping system.
Elsevier,

Ecological Modelling, Volume 390, Dec 2018, Pages 40-50.

This research contributes to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption). Using a multiple-scale socio–economic water cycling model, the impacts of water price reform, water reallocation schemes, and industrialization processes on water resources utilization are analysed in north-western China.

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