Climate change

The potential impact of dietary changes on health, the agricultural system and other environmental factors has only been studied to a limited extent. This study examines the large-scale consequences in the European Union of replacing 25–50% of animal-derived foods with plant-based foods on a dietary energy basis, assuming corresponding changes in production. It provides valuable insights to SDG target 2.3 to ensure sustainable food production systems by 2030, as well as SDG target 13.1 strengthening resilience and adapt to climate-related hazards.

Energy Research & Social Science, March 2014, Pages 188 - 197

The threat of disruptive climate change has thrown the spotlight on the central role that energy plays in shaping the future relationship between human society and its natural environment. This article provides an overview of how the study of global environmental politics has shaped energy research in the past and how it contributes to defining the future energy research agenda. It provides insights to SDG target 7 to secure clean energy with minimal environmental impact to all.
This report discusses how companies around the world can demonstrate leadership on climate action by aligning corporate voluntary greenhouse gas reduction targets with climate science. This report links to Goals 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
The Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing is designed to inspire companies to reach the next level of climate performance and to advocate for a price on carbon as a necessary and effective measure to tackle the climate change challenge. This report links to Goals 12, 13, 14, and 15.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition), 2013, Pages 399-410

This book chapter addresses goals 13, 14, 15 and 17 by discussing the definition of biodiversity that is both scientifically sensible and universally applicable; this is imperative to help guide the design of policy and programs for the future, as well as to make critical decisions in the present.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition), 2013, Pages 691-699

This book chapter addresses goals 13, 14 and 15 by discussing how global declines of amphibians refer to the phenomenon of the population declines and even extinctions of amphibian species around the world.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition), 2013, Pages 681-707

This book chapter addresses goals 13, 14, and 15 by discussing the biodiversity of mammals, covering all ranges from a shrew to the blue whale.
Linking to Goals 12, 13, 14, and 15, this report sets baseline expectations for companies to provide proactive and constructive input to Governments to advocate for the creation of effective climate policies.

Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 35, Issue 10, 15 October 2011, Pages 4390-4398

This journal article addresses goals 7, 13 and 15 by discussing how wood residues from forest harvesting or disturbance wood from wildfire and insect outbreaks may be viewed as biomass “feedstocks” for bioenergy production to help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Energy Policy, Volume 38, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages 4828–4837

With the global urban population now exceeding 50 percent, the inhabitants of cities are recognized as a major driver of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This paper describes the methodology and data used to determine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to ten cities or city-regions. Identifying cities with better per capita performance than others may help to guide climate change policies and contribute to SDG 13.3 to improve education, awareness and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation and adaption.