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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a complex system of 17 goals and 169 individual targets whose interactions can be described in terms of co-benefits and trade-offs between policy actions. We analyse in detail target-by-target interlinkage networks established by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) SDG...

Policy Report
Author:
Makoto Tsukiji
Patrick Mwesigye
Norah Mugita
Sylvia Munuhe
Evans Kituyi
Lelissa Daba
Chengchen Qian
Adebiyi Odegbile
Joseph Price

The sound management of Health Care Waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of COVID-19 throughout Africa has significantly influenced the already overburdened Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) systems in many countries. A lack of infrastructure...

Policy Report
Author:
Paul
Currie
Jokudu
Guya

'Cape Town in 2030: Envisioning 1.5-Degree Lifestyles' shares findings of the ‘Envisioning Future Low-Carbon Lifestyles and Transitioning Instruments’ demonstration project, 2019-2021. This project was implemented under the United Nations’ One Planet network and funded by the Government of Japan through its contribution to the 10YFP Trust Fund...

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Book Chapter
In Scenarios of Environmental Resilience and Transformation in Times of Climate Change: Effects and Lessons from the COVID-19

Five years after the SDGs were adopted and just when the United Nations called for realising the Decade of Action, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the progress of the SDGs and even reversed some of the achievements that the world made over years. With most countries struggling to overcome the pandemic and revive the economy, losing the focus on the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Urbanization and concomitant challenges pose a great threat to sustainable development. Urban and rural development
interacts through the flows of people, materials, energy, goods, capital, and information. Without building sound urban–rural linkages, achieving development in one area could compromise it in another area. Achieving sustainable...

Book Chapter
In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Marcin
Jarzebski
Abubakari
Ahmed
Alice
Karanja
Yaw
Boafo
Boubacar
Balde
Linda
Chinangwa
Sileshi
Degefa
Eric
Dompreh
Alexandros
Gasparatos

Various industrial crops have been promoted across sub-Saharan African (SSA) to meet very diverse socioeconomic objectives linked to economic growth, rural development, agricultural modernization and energy security. Even though industrial crop production and food security have received extensive policy attention, we lack a comprehensive...

Book Chapter
In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Sahara Africa II: Insights from Eastern and Southern Africa
Author:
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Abubakari
Ahmed
Merle
Naidoo
Alice
Karanja
Kensuke
Fukushi

The sustainability challenges that sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) faces tend to be multidimensional and span multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite the inherent difficulty in solving them, such sustainability challenges also offer opportunities for achieving progress on multiple SDGs. This concluding chapter summarises the main...

Book Chapter
In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Denabo
Juju
Gideon
Baffoe
Rodolfo
Lam
Alice
Karanja
Merle
Naidoo
Abubakari
Ahmed
Marcin
Jarzebski
Kensuke
Fukushi
Alexandros
Gasparatos

Despite significant progress over the past decades, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the poorest and least developed region in the world. High levels of poverty, food insecurity and environmental degradation, as well as low access to infrastructure and low institutional capacity characterize many areas across the continent. There is a consensus...

Book
Author:
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Abubakari
Ahmed
Merle
Naidoo
Alice
Karanja
Kensuke
Fukushi

The aim of this 2-volume book is to highlight how Sustainability Science approaches can help solve some of the pervasive challenges that Africa faces. The volumes collect a number of local case studies throughout Africa that adopt transdisciplinary and problem-oriented research approaches using methodologies from the natural and the social sciences...

Discussion Paper

Our lifestyles, through the impacts of our day-to-day activities such as eating, moving and commuting, heating and cooling our homes, caring, working, and so on, have become major threats to the sustainability of the environment. While continued economic growth and urbanisation in many countries are expected, it is imperative to consider how we...