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Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy

Ademola A. Adenle, Marian R. Chertow, Ellen H. M. Moors, and David J. Pannell


In 2015, the United Nations General assembly adopted a set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), including goals to further reduce poverty, hunger and inequality and to improve education, health, cities, economic wellbeing, environmental conditions and access to water and energy. Science, technology and innovation (STI) will play critical roles if these connected SDGs are to be achieved. This book provides an interdisciplinary lens to understand the potential roles and contributions of STI in meeting the SDGs, and the challenges and requirements for that to occur. Its three main sections ... More

Keywords: sustainable development, equity, health, environment, resources, water, energy, climate change, agriculture, policy

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190949501
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190949501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ademola A. Adenle, editor
Africa Sustainability Innovation Academy

Marian R. Chertow, editor
Yale University School of the Environment

Ellen H. M. Moors, editor
Utrecht University

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1 What Can Science, Technology, and Innovation Offer in the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals?

Ademola A. Adenle, Marian R. Chertow, Ellen H.M. Moors, and David J. Pannell

Theme I Energy and Environment

2 Learning to Innovate

Casey Stevens

3 Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development Goal 7

Govinda Timilsina and Kalim U. Shah

5 Comparing Renewable Energy Micro-Grids in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Laos

Tobias S. Schmidt, Nicola U. Blum, and Catharina R. Bening

6 Fostering Sustainable Development Goals Through an Integrated Approach

René Kemp, Babette Never, and Serdar Türkeli

8 The Systems Science of Industrial Ecology

Marian R. Chertow, Koichi S. Kanaoka, T. Reed Miller, Peter Berrill, Paul Wolfram, Niko Heeren, and Tomer Fishman

9 Automated Vehicles and Sustainable Cities

Rui Wang and Christopher Oster

Theme II Health

11 Vaccine Innovation and Global Sustainability

Cristina Possas, Reinaldo M. Martins, and Akira Homma

14 Digital Health

Simon K. Poon, Yiren Liu, Ruihua Guo, and Mu Li

16 A Systemic Perspective on the Global Sanitation Challenge

Mara J. van Welie and Bernhard Truffer

17 The Role of Animal-Source Foods in Sustainable, Ethical, and Optimal Human Diets

Julia de Bruyn, Brigitte Bagnol, Hilary H. Chan, Delia Grace, Marisa E. V. Mitchell, Michael J. Nunn, Kate Wingett, Johanna T. Wong, and Robyn G. Alders

Theme III Agriculture

19 Adoption of Integrated Crop Management Technology for Poverty Reduction and Food Security

Maria Fay Rola-Rubzen, Renato Villano, Marcolino Estevão Fernandes E. Brito, J. Brian Hardaker, and John Dixon

20 Two Decades of GMOs

Ademola A. Adenle, Hans De Steur, Kathleen Hefferon, and Justus Wesseler

21 Farmer-Prioritized Climate-Smart Agriculture Technologies

Caroline Mwongera, Chris M. Mwungu, Mercy Lungaho, and Steve Twomlow

25 Making Scale Work for Sustainable Development

Seerp Wigboldus, Laurens Klerkx, and Cees Leeuwis


26 Conclusions and Future Policies for Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Ademola A. Adenle, Marian R. Chertow, Ellen H.M. Moors, and David J. Pannell

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