Sustainable consumption and production

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LexisNexis UK, LexisPSL, Environment, 15 July 2021

The 2030 Climate and Energy Framework set three key targets for the year 2030 on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, renewable energy share and energy efficiency.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

Focusing on losses and damages associated with drought and water scarcity through a review of cases and policies in seven Asian countries, this paper finds evidence of urban droughts leading to significant tangible losses and intangible losses. Reorienting water management policies, adaptation actions, and interventions in urban areas is essential for effective climate adaptation. In addition to the main SDGs this article is also related to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 15 (Life on Land).
This paper reviews recent analyses of intensifying seasonal and year-round extreme heat exposure as a slow-onset event. It focuses on occupational contexts, including impacts on worker productivity, health and wellbeing, reduced GDP, and the viability of economic sectors. It closes with an indication of tools available to assess and address these risks. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
This paper reviews how and why Traditional and Local Knowledge (TLK) needs to be integrated into climate change adaptation in Latin America and Caribbean. TLK systems and practical actions can collaborate with scientific knowledge in impact and risk assessment to develop both short and long-term planning. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 29, June 2021

Are microplastics as harmful as the general public think? What is the science behind this?
Consumers attitudes towards cultured meat is evolving slower than expert predictions.
Research showing agriculture system changes needed to reduce nitrogen losses.

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 3, June 2021, 100104

Contributing to SDGs 7, 12 and 13, this article explores the damaging effects of batteries used in electronic devices, with a focus on the range of contaminants which are deposited in the environment and their long-term effects.
Cultured meat is produced by culturing animal cells ex vivo rather than raising and slaughtering animals. Contributing to SDGs 2, 12 and 13, this article explores how cultured meat is a promising way to address concerns about resource consumption, environmental pollution, public healthy that associated with conventional livestock production.
The global consumer sentiment is shifting towards food safety and nutrition. People prefer minimally and non-thermally processed food since thermal processing leads to the loss of nutritional value of food. Ultrasonic processing is known as a green and non-thermal processing technology. The article reports on ultrasonic processing of dairy products to enhance their functional and nutritional properties.