COP27 Special Issue: UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27)

Pathways to Net Zero

The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), to be held in Egypt from November 6th to 18th 2022, seeks renewed solidarity between countries to deliver on the landmark Paris Agreement, for people and the planet. Elsevier are proud to offer this free access special issue with over 110 book chapters and journal articles covering a range of key issues and innovations, as well as an engaging podcast episode with Corey Peterson, Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

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Energy Nexus,
Volume 7,
2022,
100093

Rhode Island is the smallest and the second-most densely populated state in the USA. It is also one of the most severely affected states on the Eastern Seaboard due to Climate Change.
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Building and Environment, Volume 207, January 2022

Two green gown award winning buildings, built in 2004 and 2017, were investigated. Features include rainwater harvesting, sensing and photovoltaic panel systems. Sustainability features delivered only 28–71% of their potential resource savings. The performance gaps were due to technical, human, and economic factors.
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Building and Environment, Volume 216, 15 May 2022

Reflects upon emergent challenges and opportunities of developing Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) in Europe. Combines attention to rapid implementation, context-specificity and replicability. Identifies three key themes to enable conditions for upscaling PEDs across contexts. The key themes are: framework conditions, prefiguration and emerging impact of PEDs. Combines expertise of PED-EU-NET core group, spanning PED initiatives across Europe.
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One Earth, Volume 4, 19 February 2021

Proposes pathways towards a sustainable and JUST future.
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One Earth, Volume 4, 19 February 2021

Highlights issues to be aware of when designing adaptation policy and calls for greater attention to the social justice implications in the policy design process.
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Building and Environment, Volume 219, 1 July 2022

Climate vulnerability modelling of Welsh (UK) housing stock. Propensity for summertime overheating and moisture build up in a majority of Welsh housing. Cooling and ventilation strategies will be required to mitigate future discomfort, whilst ensuring occupant health and wellbeing.
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The Journal of Climate Change and Health,
Volume 3,
2021,
100035

Both short-term and chronic exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) are known to cause a host of adverse health outcomes, including premature death. This paper will review sources, health impacts and health inequities associated with PM2.5, and will frame PM2.5 as both a social and structural determinant of health.
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One Earth, Volume 4, 21 May 2021

Analysis of the injustice perpetuated by ExxonMobil.
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The Journal of Climate Change and Health,
Volume 8,
2022,
100166

This scoping review assesses the state of peer-reviewed literature on the health risks associated with climate change in the 21 Pacific Island states, analyzing quantitative and qualitative studies focusing explicitly on health outcomes, as well as studies focusing on health determinants or potential mediators along the climate-health pathway. 
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The Journal of Climate Change and Health,
Volume 6,
2022,
100139

In this review paper, we highlight the health implications associated with climate change in Afghanistan and discuss preventive measures to tackle the climate-associated adverse health conditions in the future.

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