Sustainability Science

Elsevier, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, In progress.

This interdisciplinary collection of articles seeks to facilitate the design, implementation and evaluation of effective interventions that reduce poverty while protecting the environment. The SDG Perspectives Project aims to build an environment for collaboration, where experts from all over the world can engage with the SDGs in an interdisciplinary way. The core of the SDG Perspectives Project is the creation of a comprehensive set of critical reviews centered around the common question of: ‘how is the SDG agenda influencing scholarly debates in different research areas, and vice-versa?’. This is the first of the three special issues.

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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 43-47.

The SDGs offer oppotunities for closer environment-poverty integration. However, to be transformative, they need a broadening of measures and indicators. This paper argues that indicators should include constituent roles of environment in wellbeing and poverty, furthering goals 1 and 3.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 33-42.

This article contributes to goal 15 by arguing that the SDG portfolio can trigger a major step towards more holistic land use perspectives at the agriculture-forestry interface. This, in turn, has the potential to initiate institutional change to enhance dynamic sustainability.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 26-32.

SDG 5 - gender equality - has the potential to enhance food security through its attention to women's access to land and natural resources. However, it fails to address women's limited access to irrigation, credit and other inputs. As such, this paper calls for SDG 5 to be expanded through synergies with other goals.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 21-25.

This paper contributes to goal 6 by calling for academics to step in and provide more realistic objectives, criteria and indicators for measuring the performance of clean water, sanitation and wastewater services. This will help to focus efforts over the lifetime of the SDGs and prevent the failings of the MDGs from being repeated.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 13-20.

This article makes the case for transformative action in the food system to acheieve SDG 13 and UNFCCC agreements. Goal 12 is seen as central to this given the possibility of trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation, and amongst other SDGs.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 7-12.

Forests are essential to the SDGs and can further multiple SDGs simultaneously. This paper contributes to goal 15 by discussing the importance of integrated, innovative and inclusive governance systems to ensure that efforts to advance the SDGs can better benefit from, and provide support for, forests.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 1-6.

To advance goals 7 and 13, and meet the global ambitions of sustainable energy transitions and universal energy access, this paper calls for transformations in the practice of knowledge-making and governance.