Urban environmental health interventions towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Sotiris Vardoulakis*, Jennifer Salmond, Thomas Krafft, Lidia Morawska

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Abstract

The aim of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. Since the majority of the global population lives in cities, it is crucial to identify, evaluate and implement urban interventions (such as zero carbon housing, active transport, better urban connectivity, air pollution control, clean household fuels, and protection fromheat and flood events) that will improve health andwellbeing and make our natural and built environment more sustainable. This Virtual Special Issue (VSI) comprises of 14 diverse case studies, methods and tools that provide suggestions for interventions which directly or indirectly support the achievement of the UN SDGs. (c) 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Article number141530
Number of pages4
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume748
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Urban health
  • Environmental health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Sustainable development
  • Climate change

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