European Journal of Soil Biology, Volume 73, March–April 2016, Pages 46-58

Advancing SDG 15, this article explores the diversity and assemblages of annelids and nematodes in urban soils.

Systems Neuroscience in Depression, 2016, Pages 29-77

This chapter addresses SDG 3 by discussing the mechanisms behind early life stress being a risk factor for depression.

Alzheimer's Disease, Life Course Perspectives on Risk Reduction, 2016, Pages 57-73

This chapter addresses goal 3 by examining the prevalence and epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease.
Nurses receive instruction in mobile nursing education in Kenya through Amref’s Jibu pilot. (Credit: Amref)

Elsevier Connect, 18 February 2016

In order to achieve SDG target 3C, investments in the healthcare workforce is essential. New and innovative methods need to be deployed to train and develop the skills of healthcare workers. In Kenya, AMREF has launched a programme that enables nurses to learn on their mobile phones through a mobile nursing education app. Supported by a three-year grant from the Elsevier Foundation, Jibu (the name of the m-learning programme), offers a low-cost yet effective way for nurses to access up to date content.
Heat map of simulated annual heating demand for South Boston using UMI (a) and daily gas and electricity demand profiles for the highlighted building in South Boston (b).

Building and Environment, Volume 97, 15 February 2016, Pages 196-202

Targets to reduce GHG emissions in cities require significant political willpower. Transportation and industrial activity have varying contributing factors to GHG in cities, while emissions from buildings is always a key contributor. Understanding building emissions is important in achieving SDG 11 and SDG 13. This article reviews both individual building energy models and regional and country-level building stock models as a way of analysing the energy performance of neighbourhoods.

Social Science & Medicine, Volume 151, February 2016, Pages 69-77

Food insufficiency is an important, modifiable risk factor for depression. The authors investigate this association using longitudinal data from South Africa. Food insufficiency has a strong association with depressive symptoms. This paper addresses Goal 2 and Goal 3

The Vaccine Book, Second Edition, 2016, Pages 183-203

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 5 by explaining how maternal immunization prevents infectious diseases in the mother and infant during a period of increased vulnerability.

Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future, Volume , 2016

This book chapter advances SDGs 15 and 11 by looking at land restoration and its military dimensions, as part of the environmental security discourse, a topic that has not received as much attention as it should in mainstream environmental security studies and policy discussions.

Renewable Energy, Volume 85, January 2016, Pages 1328-1333

This paper presents a review of exergy analysis of solar thermal systems based on literature published in the last 2 years. This relates directly to SDG 7 "access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all".
Key strategies to low energy buildings

Energy and Buildings, Volume 116, 2016, 694–702

The behaviour of a building's occupant has a significant impact on the energy consumption of that building. Behaviour patterns of building occupants are uncertain but social scientists have been studying behaviour patterns for decades. Drawing on this research, this paper explores advances and obstacles in modelling occupant behaviour and the impact this can have on measuring energy consumption. Target 11.6 is concerned with reducing the adverse impacts of cities, therefore understanding and being able to predict occupant behaviour will play an important role in achieving this target.