Climate change


Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 111, May 2021

More 50% of harvested coffee fruit becomes waste. The use of coffee by-products in products reduces environmental impact. Coffee by-products can be used in several topical formulations.

Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 110, April 2021

Sustainable food chain and food security could be improved by entomophagy: low risk of zoonotic diseases, high production rate and more sustainable than livestock.
Solar photovoltaics (PV) is an energy technology that is already contributing substantially to CO2 emissions mitigation. Here, the authors analyse the factors that lie behind the huge cost reductions of solar PV and identify innovations in the pipeline that could contribute to maintaining a high learning rate. Moreover, this work shows how widespread Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) - which are used to model decarbonization pathways compatible with the Paris Agreement – need to evolve to better reflect the role of solar PV in future low-carbon energy scenarios. This closely relates to SDG 7 and 13.

Global Environmental Change, Volume 67, March 2021

Framework integrates critical aspects of feasibility, effectiveness, & side impacts of Negative Emissions technology portfolios.
The development of the synthetic biology field enables the engineering of cells that can be used in food manufacturing. These engineered cells can transform renewable raw materials into important food components, functional food additives and nutritional chemicals.

Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, Volume 41, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 33-52

This article advances SDGs 3 and 13 by explaining the defining concern and challenge for medical science worldwide to the continuously increasing burden of ill-health, low quality of life, and socioeconomic inequality arising because of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Economic Effects of Natural Disasters, Theoretical Foundations, Methods, and Tools, 2021, Pages 77-95

This book chapter advances SDG 5 and 13 by unpacking the gendered nature of economic dimensions of climate change and identifing that climate change needs to be seen as a pervasive economic issue impacting men and women differently.
In this second conversation of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Mary Robinson about leadership.

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Volume 305, 1 January 2021

Thirty-one pesticide residues were analyzed in 180 agricultural topsoils and 155 earthworms. The soils (100 %) and earthworms (92 %) contained at least one pesticide. The initial predicted environmental concentrations in soils were exceeded in 22 % of the soils.
It was investigated whether switching off workstations after core working hours can relevantly lower energy consumption considering both ecological and economical aspects.