Oceans & Seas

World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on June 5th, engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. In 2020, the theme is biodiversity, a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States and Australia, to locust infestations across East Africa – and now, a global disease pandemic – demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life in which they exist.

This journal article addresses goals 14 and 15 by discussing how the terrestrial world is experiencing high rates of land conversion despite growth of the global protected area network.
Elsevier,

One Earth, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4, P380-384, APRIL 24, 2020

This journal article addresses goal 14 by discussing how ocean health is critical for human well-being but is threatened by multiple stressors.
Elsevier,

Plastic Waste and Recycling, Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions, 2020, pages 223 - 249

This book chapter addresses goals 14, 15, and 12 by exploring the origins of microplastics (relating to our society, production and consumption) and the diverse and harmful impacts of microplastics in the marine environment on life underwater, as well as interactions with humans and other life on land at the end of the cycle.
Elsevier,

One Earth, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, P188-196, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

This journal article addresses goal 14 by using data on 22,885 marine species and identifing 8.5 million km2 of priority areas that complement existing areas of conservation and biodiversity importance.
This journal article addresses goals 14, 2 and 1 by exploring progress evaluations toward SDG 14 (Life below Water) and intersecting social goals presented in submissions to the UN High-Level Political Forum.
The abundance of residual colors in the effluents discharged from textiles, tanneries, dyeing, food processing and numerous other industries across the globe, currently poses a grave threat to global environmental sustainability. Polymer enhanced ultrafiltration (PEUF) can be a cost effective and energy-efficient membrane separation process in the treatment of wastewater. This article supports SDGs 6, 12 and 14.
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.
This journal article addresses goals 14 and 15 by proposing a decision-theoretical framework to better achieve components of Aichi Target 11 (expand protected areas, improve representation of conservation features, and manage protected areas better), adding summaries of current system states within our framework and recent evidence-based guidelines on allocating resources between states.
Elsevier,

One Earth, Perspective, Volume 2, ISSUE 1, P43-54, January 24, 2020

This article addresses goals 12 and 14 by synthesising and assessing the trajectories of multiple ocean claims with relevance for ecosystem sustainability, human well-being, and economic growth.

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