Sustainability

2021
Xu, Ming, Glen T. Daigger, Chuanwu Xi, Jianguo Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Pedro J. Alvarez, Denise L. Mauzerall, and others. “U.S.−China Collaboration is Vital to Global Plans for a Healthy Environment and Sustainable Development.” Environmental Science & Technology 55 (2021). Full Article PDF
2013
Smith, Kirk R., Howard Frumkin, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Colin D. Butler, Zoe A. Chafe, Ian Fairlie, Patrick Kinney, et al.Energy and Human Health.” Annual Review of Public Health 34 (2013): 159-188.Abstract
Energy use is central to human society and provides many health benefits. But each source of energy entails some health risks. This article reviews the health impacts of each major source of energy, focusing on those with major implications for the burden of disease globally. The biggest health impacts accrue to the harvesting and burning of solid fuels, coal and biomass, mainly in the form of occupational health risks and household and general ambient air pollution. Lack of access to clean fuels and electricity in the world’s poor households is a particularly serious risk for health. Although energy efficiency brings many benefits, it also entails some health risks, as do renewable energy systems, if not managed carefully. We do not review health impacts of climate change itself, which are due mostly to climate-altering pollutants from energy systems, but do discuss the potential for achieving near-term health cobenefits by reducing certain climate-related emissions.
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2012
Robertson, GP, TW Bruulsema, R Gehl, D Kanter, DL Mauzerall, A Rotz, and C. Williams. “Climate-Nitrogen Interactions in Agriculture.” In The Role of Nitrogen in Climate Change and the Impacts of Nitrogen-Climate Interactions on Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Human Health in the United States. A Technical Report Submitted to the US National Climate Assessment. Falmouth, MA: North American Nitrogen Center of the International Nitrogen Initiative (NANC-INI), Woods Hole Research Center, 2012. Publisher's Version Full Text PDF
Smith, KR, K Balakrishnan, C Butler, Z Chafe, I Fairlie, P Kinney, T Kjellstrom, et al.Energy and Health.” In Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2012.
2004
Hale, Thomas N., and Denise L. Mauzerall. “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: Can the Johannesburg Partnerships Coordinate Action on Sustainable Development?Journal of Environment and Development (2004).Abstract
At the 2002 UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, a new multistakeholder partnerships initiative was launched. It was hoped that partnerships would catalyze nongovernmental participation in and additional funding of sustainable development projects around the world. The authors find that at present, however, little partnership financing is coming from new sources; most is coming from governments and less than 1% from the private sector. Guided by empirical findings from the partnerships to date, we propose the following to make the partnership program more effective: (a) establishing a learning network; (b) increasing the transparency of partnerships; (c) increasing private sector and small stakeholder participation; (d) establishing an institutional home to support partnerships; and (e) ensuring that the partnerships are consistent with multilateral priorities.
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