Emerald: Responsible Consumption

We’ve curated our best research supporting SDG12, reducing our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources

(by Emerald Publishing)


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Responsible Consumption


We feature research that addresses the global challenge of climate change, focusing on areas such as forest management, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and managing water as an essential global resource.




Emerald Publishing have carefully curated three themed collections of research, each aligned to a key mission supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).


So, what are ‘missions’? According to the European Commission:


  • They should be bold and have societal value.
  • They should have concrete targets — so you know when you get there.
  • They should involve research and innovation with technological readiness over limited time frame (i.e. realistic and achievable).
  • They should foster cross-sectoral, cross-actor, and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
  • They should allow multiple, competing solutions.

(Source: 2018 EU report on Mission-oriented research & innovation in the European Union)


Emerald’s three missions are:


  1. Responsible Consumption
  2. Equal Access to Digital Technology
  3. Reducing Inequality


As a global business Emerald Publishing recognises that issues around inequality, sustainability and the digital divide resonate with audiences around the world, reaching beyond academia. Bringing together the very best research in these areas makes it easier for academics, businesses, policy makers and others to discover, helping to contribute to real change in society.

Emerald’s mission collections are updated regularly so there will always be new research to explore.



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