World Environment Day 2022

World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on June 5th, engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue.

To mark World Environment Day 2022, Elsevier presents a curated list of publicly available journal articles and book chapters in support of this year's theme - Only One Earth. This year, Sweden is hosting World Environment Day and marks the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972. “Only One Earth” was the slogan for the original Stockholm Conference. World Environment Day 2022 is re-energizing the slogan to emphasize that planet Earth is still the only liveable planet we have and to push for transformative actions to reset the balance between people and the natural world to create a better future for all. 

Please share this impactful research because we have #OnlyOneEarth. Let's take care of it.

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The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, Volume 24, July 2022

This is an article on the paediatric asthma burden attributable to both indoor and outdoor NO2 emissions in China, in the context of SDGs 3, 7, and 11, focusing on the need for effective climate change mitigation policies and clean energy transition.
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eBioMedicine, Volume 79, May 2022

This is an article on the association of long-term exposure to air pollution with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in the context of SDGs 3 and 11, focusing on the modification effects of genetic susceptibility and an unfavourable lifestyle on the risk of COPD.
Spatial resolution of the geographical information system-based model
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, April 2022

This is an article on the thermal comfort threshold of humans, in the context of SDGs 3, 7, and 13, focusing specifically on the potential use of indoor fans to reduce the energy demand and global greenhouse gas emissions attributable to air conditioner use, while maintaining thermal comfort.
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, April 2022

This is an article on the primary drivers of global ecological breakdown, in the context of SDGs 12 and 13, focusing specifically on the need to reduce resource use to more sustainable levels, through transformative post-growth and degrowth approaches.
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, April 2022

This is an article on the impact of government legislation to reduce pesticide use by farmers in India, in support of SDGs 2 and 3, focusing specifically on promoting sustainable agriculture, preventing biodiversity loss, and promoting human health.
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, March 2022

This is an article on the pathogen-specific associations between ambient temperature and enteric infections, in the context of SDGs 3 and 6, focusing specifically on supporting health-care adaptation measures to deal with temperature-sensitive enteropathogens.
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IFAC Journal of Systems and Control, Volume 19, March 2022

The authors investigate new control strategies for overcoming the problems associated with managing water reservoir systems in the face of increasing environmental pressures.
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The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, Volume 20, March 2022

This study supports SDG 2 and 3 by exploring the interaction between air pollution and plant-based dietary patterns on cognitive function in adults, finding that adults with higher adherence to plant-based diets had a lower risk of developing poor cognitive function due to long-term exposure to air pollution. These findings suggest that shifting to more sustainable plant-based dietary patterns might be able to attenuate the detrimental neurological effects of air pollution, especially in developing countries.

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