Leading citation database for academic literature. Click on "advanced search" and select the UN Sustainable Development Goals pre-generated query to retrieve references covering the SDG goal you are interested in
Continuously updated repository of syntheses of research evidence about the policy programs in a broad range of areas (e.g., climate action, community and social services, economic development and growth, education, environmental conservation, education, housing and transportation), including the Sustainable Development Goals. Funded by McMaster and Monash universities
Taylor & Francis Sustainable Development Goals Online collection is a carefully curated interdisciplinary collection of digital content mapped to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Online collection includes more than 12,000 of the most important and relevant book chapters and journal articles, published under the Routledge and CRC Press imprints, in an online library covering all 17 SDGs.
Collective of scholars and activists seeking emancipatory social and ecological transformation. Aims to research and act with and for those whose voice is marginalised, side-lined or quashed by the dominant order
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system (self-reporting) for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. It is regarded as the gold standard of environmental reporting. As well as freely available research reports, CDP offers the most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city action. Open data sets available for cities, states & regions. Corporate level data is by subscription only. The Library does not subscribe, but CDP company data is available through Bloomberg, available in EBS (Lab S).
See if you can save the planet from the worst effects of climate change. Created by The Financial Times, the game is based on published scientific research by the IEA. The objective is limit global warming to 1.5C by cutting energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050
EU backed project to quantify the impact of climate change on the future risk of humanitarian crises and disasters. It looks at environmental and socio-economic vulnerabilities. The projections are applied at different timeframes (2022, 2050, 2080) to calculate change in risk and vulnerability gaps
UN programme working with countries around the world to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change effects. The UNDP also has an excellent Climate Dictionary, which is a good starting point for defining terminology & concepts - https://www.undp.org/publications/climate-dictionary
Published annually since 2010 to document the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change. Other regular UNEP publications, such as the Adaptation Gap, can be found on the UNEP publications webpage
UNEP experts also contribute to the Production Gap reports - https://productiongap.org/
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the body tasked with tackling the global challenge of climate change. Includes news & documentation from COP26 and other climate summits
AQUASTAT is the FAO global information system on water resources and agricultural water management. It collects, analyses and provides free access to over 180 variables and indicators by country from 1960.
The first open-source database of oil, gas and coal production and reserves globally, expressed in CO2-equivalent. By increasing transparency and accountability around fossil fuel production, the Registry aims to improve understanding of extraction impacts on the remaining carbon budget and ultimately to inform its management by decision makers
Millions of pages of digitised documents from the vaults of the world's largest multinational chemical firms, specifically covering industrial poisons: benzene, PCBs, polyvinyl chloride, silica, asbestos, lead
Free online journal edited from the Sociology Dept., University of Warwick, looking at all things toxic
Consumption. Food. Consumer Industries
If you have interests in contemporary consumer industries and consumer/lifestyle trends then you should take a look at the databases below. Mintel focuses mostly on the UK, whilst Passport & Statista both have international coverage:
Mintel Academic gives access to consumer and market intelligence reports and data. The library subscribes to the following sections: Mintel Trends ; Mintel Market Sizes ; UK Food Service ; UK Leisure ; UK Travel ; UK Lifestyles ; UK Media ; UK Retail Overview. Mintel Academic also provides access to the Market Sizes data.
IPE is a non-profit environmental research organization registered and based in Beijing, China. Since its establishment in June 2006, IPE has dedicated itself to collecting, collating and analyzing government and corporate environmental information to build a database of environmental information. IPE's two platforms – the Blue Map website and the Blue Map app – integrate environmental data to serve green procurement, green finance and government environmental policymaking in China