Earth Day 2020

Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Programme

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive changes to our lives and ways of thinking. People's movement has been severely restricted and many sectors of our economies have been shut down. Whereas immediate environmental impacts of the pandemic are evident in a drop in carbon emissions and decreased air pollution, it may not contribute to a longer-term decrease in global warming. If anything, the pandemic does force us to ask whether there is anything we can bring forth from this in terms of climate and environmental policies.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and on this occasion, we would like to present selected research and blogs written by key opinion leaders on the topic of Climate Change and Policy. This campaign also forms part of Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goals Programme.

Must-read publications

Browse books and articles on climate and policy 

Insights from Key Opinion Leaders

Climate Action and Policy

Climate Action and Policy

Professor Gary W. Yohe, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Climatic Change

Earth Day: How to achieve the Paris Climate Goals? Policy! Policy! Policy!

Earth Day: How to achieve the Paris Climate Goals? Policy! Policy! Policy!

Director Sven Teske, Editor of Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals

Linking Science to Policy for Climate Change

Linking Science to Policy for Climate Change

Professor Daren Lü, Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

Can we go back to business as usual?

Can we go back to business as usual?

Professor John Dodson, Editor-in-Chief of Springer Climate

A collection of curated articles and chapters

Free access available through May 20th, 2020. Open access articles are freely available online on a permanent basis.

A cross-country study of collective political strategy: Greenhouse gas regulations in the European Union

Journal of International Business Studies 

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A framework for the joint institutionalization of climate change mitigation and adaptation in city administrations

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

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A qualitative comparative analysis of women’s agency and adaptive capacity in climate change hotspots in Asia and Africa

Nature Climate Change

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A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action

Nature Climate Change

Nature Research 25 px © Springer Nature 2020

A Review of Climate Change Attribution Studies

Journal of Meteorological Research

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Air Pollution and Climate Change

From the book Global Health Leadership: Case Studies From the Asia-Pacific

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Attitudes towards climate change migrants

Climatic Change

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Come on, let’s make a plan—towards an 8th EU environmental action programme

ERA Forum

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Environmental regulations, enterprise productivity, and green technological progress: large-scale data analysis in China

Annals of Operations Research

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Global Climate Change Outlook

From the book Climate Change Impact on Environmental Variability in the Forest

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How environmental treaties contribute to global health governance

Globalization and Health

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Predicting the effectiveness of protected areas of Natura 2000 under climate change

Ecological Processes

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Process intensification technologies for CO2 capture and conversion – a review

BMC Chemical Engineering

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The function of international business frameworks for governing companies’ climate change-related actions toward the 2050 goals

International Environmental Agreements

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The relevance of case studies in climate change research: a review of policy recommendations

SN Applied Sciences

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Read more curated content

Call for papers and book proposals

  • Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases

    Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases

    This BMC collection brings together in one place articles outlining those diseases (and their vectors) that are likely to spread or are already spreading across borders due to the effects of climate change. 

  • Call for the topical collection on Weather Attribution

    Call for the topical collection on Weather Attribution

    Climatic Change is excited to announce a new venture - a regular section of our publications focused entirely on articles about event attribution with rigorous accounting of confidence. Find out more!

  • Bio-economy and Circular Bio-economy: The role of Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle-based Sustainability Assessments

    Bio-economy and Circular Bio-economy: The role of Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle-based Sustainability Assessments

    The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment is calling for paper submission for forthcoming special issues. 

  • Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies

    Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies

    The series provides readers with an understanding of what the terms resilience and climate resilient societies mean; the best practices and lessons learnt from various governments. Contact us with your book proposals!

  • Springer Climate Book Series

    Springer Climate Book Series

    An interdisciplinary book series Springer Climate publishis climate research, which includes climatology, climate change impacts, climate change management, climate change policy and much more. We welcome your book proposals.

  • SN Applied Sciences

    SN Applied Sciences

    SN Applied Sciences is a broad-based interdisciplinary journal for applied sciences which fosters sound scientific discovery to solve practical problems. Open for article submissions!

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