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SDG Debate Series

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Sustainable Earth Reviews SDG Debate Series features debate and opinion pieces from key academic experts and industry leaders, offering insights into each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Each Debate article offers a compelling and engaging overview of the SDG in question, examining the challenges and progress made in recent years, and what’s next in this research space.

Articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies including those pertaining to Collections. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.


  1. The significance of the SDGs lies in their holistic, global and interdisciplinary nature. But this nature at the same time poses significant challenges, as it is difficult to bridge the breadth of different as...

    Authors: Phoebe Koundouri, George Halkos, Conrad Felix Michel Landis and Angelos Alamanos
    Citation: Sustainable Earth Reviews 2023 6:19
  2. This Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) analysis addresses critical challenges through three questions, backed by literature and evidence. Environmental, social, and governance concerns were discussed. A not...

    Authors: Brindha Ramasubramanian and Seeram Ramakrishna
    Citation: Sustainable Earth Reviews 2023 6:17
  3. The international development community has approached SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) through the lens of specific supply chains of consumer goods and services. For example, minerals from mine...

    Authors: Manan Sarupria, Naznin Nahar Sultana and Saleem H. Ali
    Citation: Sustainable Earth Reviews 2023 6:14
  4. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 envisions a future where everyone has access to clean water and sanitation. Yet, as 2030 looms closer, the complexity of achieving this target becomes apparent, with issues...

    Authors: Jaivime Evaristo, Yusuf Jameel, Cecilia Tortajada, Raymond Yu Wang, James Horne, Howard Neukrug, Carlos Primo David, Angela Maria Fasnacht, Alan D. Ziegler and Asit Biswas
    Citation: Sustainable Earth Reviews 2023 6:13