Science

Relating to SDG 14 (life under water) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), this review outlines current scientific methodologies for sampling, extracting and identifying microplastics in aquatic environments.
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Supporting Goal 14: Life Below Water and advancing Target 14.a: to increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, OI China helps organisations to improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.
RELX Group has published a new analysis, conducted by Elsevier, on SDG3: Good health and wellbeing. Looking specifically at SDG 3, this graphic provides insight into peer-reviewed research on health and three intersection with three critical health and wellbeing research areas: non-communicable disease, gender equity and climate change.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 44-49

Contributing to goals 4 and 13, this article offers academics and teachers a renewed view for climate change pedagogy.
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Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2008-2010.

This article develops SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) whilst contributing to SDG 12 and SDG 13 (responsible production and climate action). The expanding tools in the chemist’s toolbox of designed surfactants allows biomimicry at the molecular level. Now enabled to better mimic the natural world, future chemistries have the potential to be greener and more sustainable.
In collaboration with the journal World Development, this international conference on Sustainability and Development seeks to bring together a diverse and interdisciplinary constituency to engage with the best approaches and means to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and assess progress towards them.
Next Einstein SDG Resource Centre
Supports Goals 4 and 10. A unique partnership between the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and Elsevier will see the creation of a new pan-African, peer reviewed, open access publishing journal, dedicated to boosting the global reach and impact of research by Africans.
The SDGs are all connected. Success in one goal often relies on success in another. The science supporting the SDGs needs to reflect these connections, which is what the Perspectives Project aims to achieve: enabling collaboration between experts from all over the world. The project addresses a core question: how is the SDG agenda influencing scholarly debates in different research areas, and vice-versa? The reviews will cover the breadth of the SDGs and will be published as part of three special issues in three key journals.
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 210, 10 January 2018, Pages 372-385.

Contributing to SDGs 3 (Good health and Well-being) and 15 (Life on Land), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article seeks to scientifically validate traditional medicinal plant practices in the Peruvian Amazon.
HIV Rapid Test being administered (Equality Michigan viaWikimedia Commons)
Patients in China can face long delays in completing their testing and initiating treatment when newly diagnosed with HIV. This study aimed to improve linkage to care by assessing the effectiveness of an intervention involving rapid point-of-care testing, trialled in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, south China. The intervention increased the number of patients starting treatment and reduced mortality. However, difficulties in ensuring patients remained in the care cascade were noted and highlights the challenges China faces in meeting the SDG 3 goals.

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