Biodiversity and ecosystems

Elsevier,

Marine Policy, Volume 96, Oct 2018, Pages 204-212.

The United Nations SDG 14.1 (life below water) urges the world community to take action to reduce marine pollution by 2025. This study aims to raise awareness about the ubiquitous distribution of macro-plastic debris found in the deepest marine trenches.
Elsevier,

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 137, Oct 2018, Pages 314-315.

This article provides an opportunity to reflect on whether natural resource use, as viewed through the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus lens, provides a useful basis for guiding integrated environmental management. Addressing and contributing to SDG 15 (life on land), SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).
Elsevier,

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 137, Oct 2018, Pages 214-228.

To advance SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 7 (clean energy) and 15 (life on land), this article specifically focuses on co-production and optimization of food and energy systems within the constraints of ecological sustainability. Specifically, it highlights how the role of nature and ecosystem services could be incorporated in engineering design.
Sherwood et al. elaborate on the role of one particular organic solvent, in light of a recent legislation on restricting its use in the European Union. Bruce Lipshutz pleads for a paradigm shift in chemical synthesis that focuses on the development of new chemistry in water rather than continuing the traditional route, which comes with many costs for the environment. This supports SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).
This viewpoint reflects on women's contribution to sustainable ocean governance, supporting SDG 5 (gender equality) and 14 (life below water). This article discusses the unique contributions women offer to ocean governance and the necessity to reduce systematically- embedded hurdles currently supporting gendered decision-taking in ocean governance.
Elsevier,

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 33, Issue 8, August 2018, Pages 568-571.
 

This article explores the conflicts between SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 15 (life on land). This piece argues that many decision makers have deep mis-conceptions surrounding the benefits of roads and provides a range of tactics to conservation scientists who oppose a particular roading project.
Exploring SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals), this article conceptualises the intricate interconnections between SDG 14 (life below water) and the other Sustainable Development Goals based on the diverse benefits provided to humankind by marine ecosystems.
With increasing pressure on chemical solutions to pests and diseases from the public, and growing resistance from plants as well as the risk to bees and other beneficial insects, farmers urgently need viable alternatives. Farmers Weekly talked to a UK farmer who is relying on biological controls to keep his oilseed rape healthy and yields profitable. This helps support SDG 12 - responsible consumption and production.
Each month the Elsevier Atlas Award recognizes research that could significantly ­impact people's lives around the world and align to the SDGs. This Elsevier Atlas Award winning research contributes to SDGs 2 (zero hunger) and 15 (life on land), linking forest loss to worsening child nutrition in 15 African nations.
PCC Systems community 10K Trees challenge
Supports Goal 15. The HPCC Systems community 10K Trees challenge has launched in conjunction with the National Forest Foundation’s effort to plant 50 million trees across the National Forests of the USA by 2023.

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