Sustainable cities and human settlements

Elsevier,

Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 41, August 2018, Pages 568-575.

An increasing number of cities and local governments adhere to transnational initiatives on climate change mitigation. Quantification of their contribution to the Paris Agreement commitments is lacking. To address this, the climate mitigation trajectory to 2050 of Covenant of Mayors (CoM) signatories has been studied. This addresses SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 13 (climate action).
SUMS Logo 2018
Smart Urban Mobility Solutions is a new event consisting of an exhibition and 2-day conference programme, the event will leverage Scotland’s long history of innovation in Intelligent Traffic Control and Glasgow’s pioneering work on Smart Cities. The event will take place at the SEC, Glasgow on 3– 4 May 2018 alongside All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event.
All-Energy 2018
All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and low carbon event, is taking place on 2nd & 3rd of May 2018 in Glasgow; it brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers across the value chain, including investors, project developers, end users and policy makers, among others. Showcasing the complete range of renewable and sustainable technologies and with a world-class free-to-attend conference alongside, All-Energy brings together over 7,500 supply chain and business energy end users – including the largest group of renewable energy developers and supply chain partners seen anywhere in the UK.
Elsevier,

Management of Marine Plastic Debris, 2017, Pages 215–315

This chapter address SDG 14, life below water, through its review of all techniques available for recycling marine plastic debris.
This book chapter addresses goals 13, 15, 11 and 14 by discussing conservation efforts to protect biodiversity on tropical islands
Elsevier,

Construction and Building Materials, Volume 161, 10 February 2018, Pages 63-69.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning research explores a potential solution to India's sand shortage and concrete demands. Directly contributing to SDGs 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities), this research identifies recycled plastic as a viable partial replacement for sand within concrete production.
World Future Energy Summit is the world’s leading business event for future energy and sustainability, showcasing pioneering technologies and ground-breaking thinking in energy, energy efficiency, water, solar, waste, smart cities, climate and the environment. As a global hub for business, innovation and knowledge exchange, World Future Energy Summit inspires the advancement and transfer of ideas, technology and investment across borders and between the public and private sectors worldwide, helping stimulate sustainable growth for all.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 8, 2017

From waste to wealth using green chemistry: The way to long term stability
This paper provides an overview on societal challenges and opportunities associated with waste valorization strategies, contributing to SDG 12. Moving away from the linear economy model, waste becomes a resource rather than a burden for the society. Focusing on two specific waste streams – namely plastics and food supply chain wastes – it explores a circular economy model. Bearing in mind that waste is a resource, initiatives all over the world should not only target minimizing or totally stopping land-filling but also reducing existing land-fills through landfill mining. In accordance with SDG 17, Clark suggests a three-way partnership between industry, government and the public – where each actor plays a specific role in promoting new technologies, developing supportive regulations and embracing a new consumption attitude towards waste.
Venus and Alexandri present a model to bridge the organic waste sector and the chemical production sector to develop bio-based platform chemicals, showing connectedness of SDGs 9,11 and 12. Starting with an overview of some of the potential feedstock routes to bio-based platform chemicals, the authors provide an overview of the opportunities, value, production routes, and examples of companies producing these platform chemistries. They conclude with a number of technical and institutional challenges to bio-based platform chemical production as well as potential opportunities moving forward.
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Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Volume 140, Issue 5, November 2017, Pages 1240-1243.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning study explores the increase in allergies in Africa, despite the high exposure to bacteria and allergens. This study relates to SDGs 1(No Poverty) and 3 (Good health and Well-being).

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