Climate change


Towards Sustainable Road Transport, 2014, Pages 65-85

The road transport scene is changing rapidly under the stimulus of new vehicle and engine technology, as well as global political and socio-economic pressures. Through discussion of these issues, this chapter advances goals 11 and 7.
Advancing goals 3 and 7, this article develops roadmaps to transition 53 towns and cities in the US, Canada and Maxico to 100% clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to alleviate pollution's health and climate impacts.
Advancing goal 7, this paper assesses the key process strengths and limitations in microalgal biofuel production by reviewing the methods of biomass harvesting and lipid extraction that are currently available, along with the conditions that are favourable for lipid accumulation and the yield variations from different microalgae speices.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, September 2018, e00074

This article observes how the criticality of raw materials is perceived and handled within Materials Science, contributing to goals 9 and 12

Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 41, August 2018, Pages 568-575.

An increasing number of cities and local governments adhere to transnational initiatives on climate change mitigation. Quantification of their contribution to the Paris Agreement commitments is lacking. To address this, the climate mitigation trajectory to 2050 of Covenant of Mayors (CoM) signatories has been studied. This addresses SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 13 (climate action).

Journal of Building Engineering, Volume 18, July 2018, Pages 476-486.

The goal of this manuscript is to examine whether the current EU calculation method for the energy efficiency of heat pumps is sufficiently accurate to inform consumers. Simplifications and disregarded influences may lead to disinformation and result in market disturbances. This supports SDG 7 (clean and affordable energy), 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and essentially 13 (Climate action).

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 1-8

This article explores the importance of lightweight technology in reducing automobile life cycle impacts, which ultimately affects Goals 9, 12 and 13.
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.

Geoforum, Volume 90, 2018, Pages 151-158, ISSN 0016-7185,

This paper examines the impacts on goal 3 (good health and wellbeing) of climate-related disasters covered by goal 13 (climate action). It focuses on children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS and their vulnerability during the flash floods in Malawi in 2015.

Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 154, March 2018, Pages 72-82.

This article contributes to SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 14 (life under water) and SDG 15 (life on land). Using case studies, this research examines the threats to mangroves, consequences, and potential solutions for effective conservation.