SDG13: Climate Action

Studying, understanding, tackling, and mitigating the impact of climate change has to bring together research from across disciplines. From climate policy to climatology and meteorology to green energy to infrastructure and more this SDG needs support from across the sciences. 

SN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019On this page, you’ll find curated research addressing all of these challenges, and more. Because this SDG covers so much ground, you’ll find the links below to sub-topics, including climate policy, social impact, meteorology, food production, policy, chemistry, and more. 

New Open Access Journal: Climate Action

Share on TwitterThe journal Climate Action, launched in 2022, aims at building a bridge from science to action towards scientifically informed policies at local and global level. Editor-in-Chief of the journal Prof. Jale Tosun at Heidelberg University states, 

Portrait Dr Jale Tosun © Springer Nature"The community of this journal strives to develop an ever-improving understanding of how certain types of (non-)actions by individual, corporate or collective actors contribute to the overarching goal of climate change governance. Climate Action invites research from the various disciplines in social sciences and sciences that are willing to engage with each other in order to provide a value-added and to provoke a new way of thinking about climate change governance." *Read Editorial introducing the journal and our interviews with Prof. Tosun.

Browse articles in the 1st issue and find out more about the journal.

Call for Papers

IPCC: dinosaur or dynamo for climate action?

This special collection aims to examine, assess, and discuss the relevance of IPCC knowledge for climate action, and to create a lively forum for discussion and reflection on the IPCC and its future.

Geographies of climate justice in Oceania

Climate Action is excited to announce a special issue that is focused on theorising and understanding justice-oriented climate action by paying attention to places and geographies from Oceania.

Open Access Research on SDG13

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Selected Open Access Journals

Meteorology & Climate Change

Explore our special collection for World Meteorology Day

Topics in Spotlight

Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our age, and intersects with many other areas. We have gathered research insights on four diverse topics and invite you to read selected articles and book chapters. 

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SDG 13 researchers and societal impact

SDG 13 icon © Springer Nature 2021Discover SDG 13 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this downloadable infographic, part of a larger project in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), exploring the role of open research in accelerating progress on global societal challenges. 

SDG Series

Explore the latest releases in the SDG book series based around SDG13 below. 

The SDG Series is Springer Nature’s inaugural cross-imprint book series that addresses and supports the United Nations’ seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. The Series is the first at Springer Nature to publish books under both the Springer and Palgrave Macmillan imprints, bringing the strengths of our imprints together. 

The Series is organized into eighteen subseries: one subseries based around each of the seventeen respective Sustainable Development Goals, and an eighteenth subseries, “Connecting the Goals,” which serves as a home for volumes addressing multiple goals or studying the SDGs as a whole. Each subseries is guided by an expert Subseries Advisor with years or decades of experience studying and addressing core components of their respective Goal.

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