Circularity of Plastics: Sustainability, Emerging Materials, and Valorization of Waste Plastic, Volume 1, 1 January 2023
This chapter aligns with Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy by explaining that, as plastics are largely derived from fossil fuels, the valorizing of these waste plastics into value-added fuels or chemicals could help tackle the huge plastic waste deposition, contribute to a circular economy, and reduce reliance on the scarce hydrocarbon resource.
Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Volume 172, February 2023
The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the traditional healthcare systems into intelligent system by allowing remote access and continuous monitoring of patient data. Specifically, first a novel scalable blockchain architecture is proposed to ensure data integrity and secure data transmission by leveraging Zero Knowledge Proof (ZKP) mechanism. Then, BDSDT integrates with the off-chain storage InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) to address difficulties with data storage costs and with an Ethereum smart contract to address data security issues.
Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 534, 15 April 2023, 120782
Many of the forests of the world are parts of complex landscapes that include intact native forests, forests utilized by communities, and agricultural lands. Understanding ecosystem services at the scale of landscapes benefits from careful consideration of transitions among these land uses, and this article examines these topics for landscapes in Peru and the Philippines.
Ecological Economics, Volume 204, February 2023
Our research explores how Stakeholder Capitalism can contribute to global governance to achieve all the 17 SDGs. The main findings revealed that Stakeholder Capitalism and its principles are favorable to foster a friendly environment for achieving most of the SDGs and can contribute to global governance in achieving mainly the SDGs 8, 9, and 17. However, Stakeholder Capitalism literature is incipient for the SDGs 6, 14, and 15, needing further research development by considering non-human stakeholders and the environment.