Dr Sarah Hemstock, Programme Leader for Geography, and Dr Mark Charlesworth, Associate Tutor in Geography, from Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) have teamed up with Ranjila Devi Singh, from the University of the South Pacific, to publish a new paper on Household energy use and public health.

The paper outlines the use of traditional bioenergy in direct correlation to indoor air pollution and health. Dr Hemstock, Charlesworth and Devi Singh explain how current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, are currently not being met.

The use of bioenergy and its impacts on indoor air pollution and health are in direct contradiction to SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

The paper recommends ways in which SDG3 can be reached, with recommendations at a country wide level that will help to ensure a healthy life for all those who live there.

Dr Hemstock’s previous works have also focused on bioenergy and sustainable development.

Household Energy Usage, Indoor Air Pollution, and Health is a section in the Good Health and Well-being volume of the Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

You can find the publication here.

You can find more information on our Geography courses on our website, by contacting our Enquiries Team or by coming along to one of our Open Days.

6th June 2019

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