Green economy

Elsevier,

Sustainable Apparel, Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles, 2015, Pages 135-160.

To address goals 6 and 12, this chapter explores the sustainability issues of preparing and dyeing apparel fabrics, with a focus on colouring cotton fabrics with reactive dyes.
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
All-Energy 2018
All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and low carbon event, is taking place on 2nd & 3rd of May 2018 in Glasgow; it brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers across the value chain, including investors, project developers, end users and policy makers, among others. Showcasing the complete range of renewable and sustainable technologies and with a world-class free-to-attend conference alongside, All-Energy brings together over 7,500 supply chain and business energy end users – including the largest group of renewable energy developers and supply chain partners seen anywhere in the UK.
The consumer and legislative demand to reduce plastic packaging supports goal 12 (responsible consumption and production). This report looks at the increasing demand for plastic packaging in-light of recent European legislation to reduce it.
Elsevier,

Food Policy, Volume 75, February 2018, Pages 109-123.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning research directly contributes to SDGs 2 (zero hunger) and 12 (responsible consumption and production). Commercial peer-to-peer mutualisation systems and sharing economies are explored as potential solutions to global food waste and food security concerns.
Elsevier,

Comprehensive Energy Systems, Volume 3, 2018, Pages 41-94

This book chapter addresses goals 7, 9 and 13 by exploring how various ammonia synthesisation methods could see ammonia becoming a significant contributor to clean and affordable energy production.
World Efficiency Solutions (WES) is the premier international meeting for the low-carbon and resource-efficient economy focussed on creating the low-carbon and resource-efficient market place. WES was first held in 2015 in Paris during COP21 negotiations, focusing on climate change solutions. World Efficiency develops a new environment consensus: economic and human activities must, to be sustainable, be redesigned to limit their impact on the environment while awareness of the planetary limits (climate change and resources scarcity) becomes widespread. A key objective for WES 2017 is to Identify new market opportunities aligned to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (estimated market opportunities are larger than USD 12 trillion) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change from 2015.
Two years on from what was a very optimistic COP 21 in Paris, the general sense of where we are now is less certain. While there is a lot still to be positive about – especially some renewable energy generating technologies becoming much cheaper, there is a different landscape with new geo-political challenges, not least the changing political Administration in the US. With these uncertainties as a backdrop to climate change in 2017, Elsevier has brought together 3 leading experts to help understand the challenges related to implementation of SDG 13 and where we should go from here. The speakers include Alice Larkin from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, Roland Roesch from IRENA and Jenny Heeter from NREL. These speakers provide some contemporary context around the themes that we should be aware of, including progress on the latest Carbon reduction targets; importance of innovation within renewable energy sector; and how policy has a vital role to play.

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