National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS)

The new 2030 sustainable development agenda is likely to dominate policy and academic debates at both national and international levels over next 15 years and beyond. It is, therefore, a crucial time to critically reflect how the SDGs are likely to shape - and be shaped by - the wider research community. Each peer-reviewed paper will address the common question of: “how is the SDG agenda influencing scholarly debates in different research areas, and vice-versa?”.

This article addresses goals 7 and 13 by providing an in-depth understanding of Chinese policy design in the environment and energy fields and contributing to the public policy literature by filling a research gap.
Elsevier,

One Earth, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1, P64-74, JANUARY 24 2020

This journal article addresses goals 14, 13, and 2 by focussing on coral reefs as vanguards for governance transformation, explaining the spatial, temporal, and political dynamics of reefs as they respond to climate change and outline a new governance paradigm applicable to all ecosystems.
Elsevier,

World Development, Volume 126, 2020, 104706, ISSN 0305-750X

This paper contributes to the debate on the agency of the South in shaping global norms by focusing on the adoption of sustainable development as the consensus framework for the SDGs. Based on documentary and archival research, interviews with stakeholders, and direct participant observation of the SDG negotiations and consultations, the paper chronicles the ideas originating from the South in the emergence and subsequent evolution of the sustainable development concept and the adoption of the SDG.
This journal article addresses goals 15, 9, and 8 by discussing ethical, practical, and regulatory reasons why development projects applying the mitigation hierarchy should consider related social impacts.
Directly contributing to SDGs 7 (affordable and clean energy), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 13 (climate action), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article analyses the feasibility of powering the Americas with renewable energy by 2030.
This article addresses goals 11, 13 and 17 by testing the Adaptigation Framework using the example of municipal advisory committees in Germany and assessing how they influence municipalities’ capacity to institutionalise joint mitigation and adaptation goals in sector policy and planning.
Elsevier,

Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 2, July 2019, 100011

This articles addresses goals 1, 3 and 10 by sharing a global policy perspective on the importance of disaster risk reduction as a tool to build and safeguard our own and our children’s wellbeing and prosperity in an increasingly interconnected and complex risk landscape.
Elsevier,

Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 2, July 2019, 100008

This article addresses goals 1, 11 and 13 by shifting the discourse back to basic axioms of why disasters happen so that fundamental actions for applying the axioms can be provided. It also summarises the key findings from past decades of disaster-related research, policy and practice.
Elsevier,

Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 2, July 2019, 100033

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction encourages investment in innovation and technology development in disaster risk management. However, needs for science and technology inputs are unmet, and there is a lack of policy making that is based on science and evidence. This article addresses goals 1, 11, 13 and 17 by exploring three key issues that could help overcome these barriers: networking, coproduction of knowledge, and a stronger role played by academia.

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