This special issue explores the influence that insects and other invertebrates have on ecosystem services and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and makes a case for insect science to promote a sustainability science approach.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 26, 2020, e00213, ISSN 2214-9937,

Buildings consume vast amounts of energy and pollute the environment in various ways but façades can play a significant role in reducing energy consumption and alleviating buildings' negative impacts on the environment. Through a case study of Shiraz, Iran, this article discusses how using smart materials in buildings' facades can help dramatically to attain SDGs 7, 9, 11 and 13.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 126, July 2020, 109836

This article addresses goals 7, 8, 9 and 13 with a specific focus on how photovoltaics (PV) can help the EU and UK achieve emission reduction goals and potentially create more than 100,000 new jobs.
This article addresses goals 7, 9, 12 and 13 with looking at six scenarios aimed at defossilated sustainable power systems in West Africa with the timeframe of 2015-2050.

High-tech products like batteries and electronics contain a variety of valuable, scarce, and in some cases potentially harmful materials, but in only a few exceptional cases (such as lead-acid batteries) is the material being recovered efficiently. Cotributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this special issue seeks to elucidate the technical and institutional difficulties inherent in recycling these products and provide a forum for sharing potential ways to overcome them. 


Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 56-61, ISSN 2214-5745,

Viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, known as arboviruses, pose a significant threat to human life and are a major burden on many health systems around the world. This article explores how Wolbachia, an invertebrate endosymbiont, can be used as a sustainable strategy for arbovirus control in alignment with many of the SDGs, including goals 3, 8, 9, 10, and 17.

Polymer Science and Innovative Applications, Materials, Techniques, and Future Developments, 2020, Pages 525-543

This chapter supports SDGs 2, 9 and 12 by discussing the critical role that polymeric materials play in terms of food packaging - increasing responsible consumption and sustainability, supporting transport of food, and reducing food waste. The chapter also highlights the latest developments in bio-based/biodegradable food packaging which offers a more sustainable route than traditional synthetic plastic food packaging.
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Kanika Dewan, President of Bramco Group, Founder of Ka Design Atelier and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2020, 100004.

Cement production consumes large amounts of energy. After rice is transported to mills, the husks are removed from the grain. Rice husk ash (RHA) produced in controlled combustion has been found to be a viable replacement for cement and has the potential to produce energy when combusted. This study can support SDGs 7, 9 and 12.

Solar Energy, Volume 199, 15 March 2020, Pages 510-520

This article addresses goals 7, 9 and 12 by experimenting with a small environmental heat-load photovoltaic/thermal solar panel, converting 71.3% of solar energy into electricity and heat supplies.