COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals

COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals

Societal Influence

1st Edition - July 25, 2022

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  • Editors: Mohammad Hadi Dehghani, Rama Karri, Sharmili Roy
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323913072
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323913089

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COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals: Societal Influence explores how the coronavirus pandemic impacts the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), paying particular attention to socioeconomic and disaster risk management dimensions. Sections provide a foundational understanding of the virus and its risk factors, cover relevant mitigation measures for minimizing the spread of COVID-19, explore the virus’s originations and transmission mechanisms, and look at gold standard procedures for COVID-19 testing and antibody-based diagnosis. Final sections present the latest insights on the global effects of COVID-19 and examine potential future challenges, opportunities and strategic responses.

Key Features

  • Synthesizes interdisciplinary research into one comprehensive resource for easier research and teaching
  • Presents state-of-the-art insights on the global effects of this ongoing pandemic across a wide range of sectors
  • Includes case studies, challenges, opportunities and future perspectives


Masters students, PhD students, and researchers in Sustainable Development, Energy, Environmental Science, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Transportation, Tourism, Public Health, Virology, etc., practitioners and policy makers in the same fields listed above

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • About the editors
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part One: COVID-19 effects on sustainable global goals (SDG’s)
  • Chapter One: Effect of COVID-19 on food security, hunger, and food crisis
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Food insecurity
  • 3: COVID-19 and food access
  • 4: COVID-19 and food hygiene
  • 5: COVID-19 and food production
  • 6: COVID-19 and the food crisis
  • 7: The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on countries around the world
  • 8: COVID-19, food insecurity, and its consequences
  • 9: COVID-19 epidemic and food system
  • 10: Strategies to deal with the food crisis in the COVID-19 epidemic
  • 11: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Two: Effects of COVID-19 on the availability of clean water and sanitation
  • Abstract
  • 1: Importance of water for health
  • 2: Effect of COVID-19 on water
  • 3: Effect of COVID-19 on sanitation
  • 4: Sustainable development goal 6 in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
  • 5: Lessons learned regarding water and COVID-19
  • 6: Limitations
  • 7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Three: Effect of COVID-19 on future education: Reimagining tomorrow’s lessons
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Pre-COVID-19 vs now: The situation
  • 3: Post-COVID-19: Lessons learnt
  • 4: Physical infrastructure
  • 5: Conclusion and future outlook
  • References
  • Chapter Four: Effect of the COVID-19 on access to affordable and clean energy
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: SDG7 targets: Access to energy, renewable energy, and energy efficiency
  • 3: Why affordable and clean energy matters?
  • 4: Modern renewable energy technologies
  • 5: Impact of COVID-19 on SDG7
  • 6: Role of energy in COVID-19 response and post-COVID-19 scenario
  • 7: Green recovery—How future investment can drive sustainable energy progress, energy gap, and how to close them?
  • 8: Conclusion and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter Five: Impact of COVID-19 on decent work, economic growth, and world trade
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Present status of the world economy
  • 2: Pandemic crisis on the economic growth
  • 3: Impact on trade
  • 4: Decent work: An overview
  • 5: Policies for recovery
  • 6: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter Six: Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sports industry
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Sports and sustainable development
  • 3: Effects of COVID-19 in the sports industry
  • 4: Sport and the sustainable development goals in pandemic era
  • 5: Cons and pros of COVID-19 for the sports industry and sustainable development
  • References
  • Chapter Seven: Monetary quantification of COVID-19 impacts on sustainable development goals: Focus on air pollution and climate change
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Methodology for the assessment of PM2.5 and CO2 emissions
  • 3: Monetary valuation of PM2.5 and CO2 emissions
  • 4: Results and discussions
  • 5: Conclusion
  • 6: Suggestions and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter Eight: Air quality during COVID-19 lockdown and its implication toward sustainable development goals
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Lockdown measures adopted around the world
  • 3: Air quality during COVID-19 lockdown
  • 4: Environmental cofactors during COVID-19
  • 5: Preventive policies for COVID-19 spread and air pollution
  • 6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter Nine: COVID-19 pandemic: The fears and hopes for SDG 3, with focus on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (SDG 3.4) and universal health coverage (SDG 3.8)
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Global health in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 3: COVID-19 and noncommunicable diseases
  • 4: Achieving universal health coverage in the COVID-19 era and after
  • 5: COVID-19 and other SDG 3’s targets
  • 6: Discussion
  • 7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Ten: Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological aspects
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Positive and negative psychological responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 3: The psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on society
  • 4: Risk and protective factors relevant to psychological reactions
  • 5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Eleven: Effect of COVID-19 pandemic on social factors
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Employment
  • 3: Education
  • 4: Healthcare
  • 5: Family
  • 6: Social media
  • 7: Environmental quality
  • 8: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Twelve: The impact of COVID-19 in curbing the goals of ensuring sustainable development of life on land (SDG 15) and below water (SDG 14)
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Key targets and impact of COVID-19 on SDG 14 (life below water)
  • 3: Key targets and its impact of COVID-19 on life on land (SDG 15)
  • 4: Efforts undertaken by the countries after COVID-19 crisis
  • 5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Thirteen: Global implications of biodiversity loss on pandemic disease: COVID-19
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Climate change
  • 3: Forest cover monitoring
  • 4: Climate change and EID
  • 5: Modeling the movement of pathogens and animals
  • 6: Research gaps, challenges, and recommendations for future
  • 7: Conclusions
  • References
  • Part Two: Outbreak management and relevant case studies towards SDG’s
  • Chapter Fourteen: Disaster risk management during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The Sendai framework on the convention of disaster risk reduction
  • 3: Principle lessons for combatting biological disasters like COVID-19 pandemic
  • 4: Planning, risk mitigation, resilience building: Methods of protection against a rare event like COVID-19
  • 5: Intersection of health and disaster risk management
  • 6: COVID-19: An economic disaster
  • 7: Conclusion
  • 8: Future risk management
  • References
  • Chapter Fifteen: A step toward better sample management of COVID-19: On-spot detection by biometric technology and artificial intelligence
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction of SARS-COV2
  • 2: Biometric systems for COVID-19 management
  • 3: Artificial intelligence and its applications for COVID-19 management
  • 4: Benefits and pitfalls of AI-based technologies
  • 5: Clinical sample management of infected patients
  • 6: Conclusion and future prospective
  • References
  • Chapter Sixteen: Wearable body sensor network: SDGs panacea for an holistic SARS-CoV-2 mitigation, diagnostic, therapeutic, and health informatics interventions
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Diagnostic and therapeutic advances against SARS-CoV-2
  • 3: Impacts of SARS-CoV-2 on healthcare informatics
  • 4: Sustainable development goals as panacea for holistic emergency response
  • 5: Innovative technologies for diseases outbreak monitoring and control
  • 6: Emergence of wearable activity trackers (WATs) technology
  • 7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Seventeen: The impact of COVID-19 on regional poverty: Evidence from Latin America
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: COVID-19 in Latin America
  • 3: The impact of COVID-19 on poverty
  • 4: Postpandemic economic recovery for reducing poverty
  • 5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Eighteen: Status quo of outbreak and control of COVID-19 in Southeast Asian Nations during the first phase: A case study for sustainable cities and communities
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Methods
  • 3: Results and discussion
  • 4: Conclusions
  • Contribution
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 476
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 25, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323913072
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323913089

About the Editors

Mohammad Hadi Dehghani

Dr. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani is a Professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering in Tehran, Iran. His scientific research interests include environmental science (environmental pollution, air quality, air pollution, waste management, health risk assessment). He is the author of various research studies published in national and international journals and conference proceedings. He has authored 12 books, edited 6 books with Elsevier, and more than 200 full papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He is an editorial board member, guest editor and reviewer for many internal and international journals and is a member of several international science committees. He has a supervisor and advisor for PhD and MSc theses at the TUMS. He is currently also a member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health and member of the Institute for Environmental Research at the TUMS.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tehran, Iran

Rama Karri

Dr. Rama Rao Karri is a Professor (Sr. Asst) in the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam. He has a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Master’s from IIT Kanpur in Chemical Engineering. He has worked as a Post-Doctoral research fellow at NUS, Singapore for about six years and has over 18 years of working experience in Academics, Industry, and Research. He has experience of working in multidisciplinary fields and has expertise in various evolutionary optimization techniques and process modelling. He has published 150+ research articles in reputed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings with a combined Impact factor of 611.43 and has an h-index of 28 (Scopus - citations: 2600+) and 27 (Google Scholar -citations: 3000+). He is an editorial board member in 10 renowned journals and a peer-review member for more than 93 reputed journals and has peer-reviewed more than 410 articles. Also, he handled 112 articles as an editor. He also has the distinction of being listed in the top 2% of the world’s most influential scientists in the area of environmental sciences and chemicals for the Years 2021 & 2022. The List of the Top 2% of Scientists in the World compiled and published by Stanford University is based on their international scientific publications, the number of scientific citations for research, and participation in the review and editing of scientific research. He held a position as Editor-in-Chief (2019-2021) in the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering, IGI Global, USA. He is also an Associate editor in Scientific Reports, Springer Nature & International Journal of Energy and Water Resources (IJEWR), Springer Inc. He is also a Managing Guest editor for Spl. Issues: 1) “Magnetic nanocomposites and emerging applications", in Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (IF: 5.909), 2) “Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in Environmental Engineering Perspective", in Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research (IF: 4.223), Springer. 3) “Nanocomposites for the Sustainable Environment”, in Applied Sciences Journal (IF: 2.679), MDPI. He along with his mentor, Prof. Venkateswarlu is authoring an Elsevier book, “Optimal state estimation for process monitoring, diagnosis, and control”. He is also co-editor and managing editor for 8 Elsevier, 1 Springer and 1 CRC edited books. Elsevier: 1) Sustainable Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation, 2) Soft computing techniques in solid waste and wastewater management, 3) Green technologies for the defluoridation of water, 4) Environmental and health management of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), 5) Pesticides remediation technologies from water and wastewater: Health effects and environmental remediation, 6) Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Applications, 7) Sustainable materials for sensing and remediation of noxious pollutants. Springer: 1) Industrial wastewater treatment using emerging technologies for sustainability. CRC: 1) Recent Trends in Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) for micro-pollutant removal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Assistant Professor, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Sharmili Roy

Dr. Sharmili Roy is currently pursuing her second Post-Doctoral Research in Oncology / Medical Research at the Division of Oncology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, California, USA. She earned her PhD. from Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei under the supervision of Prof. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed. Prior to joining Stanford University, she worked for her first Post-Doctoral training at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India as a National Post Doctorate holder (NPDF) funded by SERB, Government of India. Her current research is focused on the development of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology with various clinical samples, especially with many kinds of cancer DNA samples, molecular diagnostics on cancer, and DNA digital data storage process. She has expertized on point of care biosensors technology development based on Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) during her Ph.D. tenure. She has published several high impact factor research papers such as Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Analytical Methods, ACS sensors, Food Control, Food chemistry, Electroanalysis, 3 biotech, etc. Alongside, she has 3 USA patents, 5 book chapters, and 1 book with Prof. Chandra entitled," Diagnostic strategies for COVID-19 and other Coronaviruses" in Springer, May 2020 (

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

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  • Sara Sat Aug 13 2022

    َA different and valuable work

    This book is a different and valuable work which emphasizes the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic from different dimensions and focusing on sustainable development goals. It seems that the second volume of this book is necessary considering the state of the world in the post-pandemic era.

  • KC S. Fri Aug 05 2022

    Holistic view

    The book gives a holistic view to the readers on the implications of COVID on the SDGs. It also deliberates on the post-pandemic recovery, it management and recent technological advances to mitigate the after effects.

  • Samuel J. Thu Aug 04 2022

    Great book from effecient Editors

    A much needed content for the present scenario

  • Rohit S. Tue Aug 02 2022

    Importance of sustainable development goals in the midst of crisis

    The resource book on COVID-19 and sustainable development goals opens a large number of research avenues for budding scholars to foster sustainable growth in organizations and society during crisis.

  • Rakesh Mon Aug 01 2022

    Efficient Editorial Team

    I thank the editorial team for their support throughout the editing process. Special thanks to Dr. Rama Rao Karri for patiently hearing us and helping us at every point. With his support, we could able to publish a good work in this book. Wish the team a great success and looking forward for be part of their future works

  • Mohse j. Mon Aug 01 2022

    The title is appropriate and has Scientific desciplin

    It was tough to made coherence and conclude Current facts and Knowledge about Food crisis and its Association with COVID-19. Hence the content has Provide valuable information and insight related to golbal Food security and COVID-19.

  • Pankaj Mon Aug 01 2022

    Comprehensive review on COVID-19 and SDGs

    Book provides thorough explanation on many aspects of COVID-19