Institutional Frameworks and international cooperation for Sustainable Development

In this third conversation of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Dr. Heinz Fischer about leadership.
In this first episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Georg Kell about leadership.

Reaching Net Zero, What It Takes to Solve the Global Climate Crisis, 2020, Pages 107-122

This book chapter advances SDG 11, 13, 17 by describing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other reports on the need to limit global temperature increase to 2.0°C and preferably 1.5°C. The chapter outlines possible scenarios and introduces the concept of “net zero” by 2050, the essential elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. The chapter also discusses why this deadline is not achievable and presents a more likely scenario.
The sixth RELX SDG Inspiration Day took place on Wednesday 24 June 2020 with nearly 400 representatives from business, NGOs, academia and civil society. The Inspiration Day gave hope that, although the pandemic has created significant barriers to meeting the SDGs by 2030, global collaboration is our best bet for overcoming them.
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 Susan Myers, Strategic Advisor at Goal 17 Partners.
The health sector has an important role to play in terms of offering culturally appropriate and relevant care, tackling racism in the health care sector, improving engagement with Indigenous partners, and advocating for decolonizing policies that give control of health and wellness to the Indigenous people of Canada.

The Economics of Education, Second Edition, 2020, Pages 133-147

This book chapter addresses SDG 8 and 10 by investigating how different racial or ethnic groups in many societies are not getting either equal access to human capital investment opportunities or equal treatment in labor markets, or both.
This article addresses SDG 3 by modelling the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and screening under different scenarios in low-income and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs). The authors show that 90% HPV vaccination coverage of girls can successfully eliminate cervical cancer in most LMICs within the next century, and screening uptake would accelerate this by 11–31 years. Notably, this modelling analysis highlights that vaccination alone is insufficient to eliminate cervical cancer in countries with the highest burden: intensive scale-up of cervical screening is also needed, which will require considerable financial and political international commitment.
This journal article addresses goals 9, 14, and 15 by assessing country-level overlaps between planned infrastructure expansion, infrastructure-threatened biodiversity, and national biodiversity compensation policies.
Advancing goals 3, 12, 14 and 17, this article proposes an informed plan for countries to work together for the safe and responsible use of chemicals.