SDG 13: 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. 

Climate Justice

The main thematic focus of Open Access Week this year is climate justice. To mark this special week, we interiewed Professor Susan Harris Rimmer, an international human rights lawyer and the Director of the Griffith University Policy Innovation Hub. In her interviews, she discusses how local perspectives can inform global action on climate change, how open access publication plays a role in connecting the science with policymaking, and much more. 

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Webinar: Aviation Emissions and Climate Action


Aviation emissions account for about 2.5% of global carbon emissions, and by 2050, there share could rise to 22%. Can climate action reduce aviation emissions and what is the role of different actors?

Prof. Nives Dolšak & Prof. Aseem Prakash from Washington University discuss their recent publication in Climate ActionDifferent approaches to reducing aviation emissions

About the Webinar Series

The Climate Action Webinar Series is hosted by Heidelberg Institute for Environment (HCE), Heidelberg University & Springer Nature. The aim of this webinar series is to highlight temporary climate action issues of high public interest and to convey research findings in a succinct and accessible manner for wide audiences.

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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. 

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