SDG 2: Reducing Hunger

Because of the acute global impacts of climate change and Covid-19, combating hunger and malnutrition, and improving the functioning of food systems, are now an even greater priority of national and international policymakers around the world than they were when the UN Sustainable Development Goals were announced in 2015. Research that can help deliver insights and solutions towards the reduction of hunger, as targeted by SDG 2, is a major publishing focus of Springer Nature’s SDG Programme, whether in biotechnology or in geography, whether in agronomy or in economics, whether in nutrition or in international law. Here we present a selection of books, journals and magazines content that highlights our commitment to addressing SDG 2.

Sustainable solutions to end hunger

People in field © Getty images 2020Read a collection of evidence-based recommendations from Ceres2030 on where to prioritize spending on interventions to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

Food Systems Dashboard

Disruptive Vision © Springer NatureThe Food Systems Dashboard is a new tool to inform better food policy 

The Food Systems Dashboard aims to describe global, regional and national food systems; to assess the challenges for improving diets, nutrition and health; and to guide its users to set priorities and decide on actions.

SDG 2 researchers and societal impact

Sustainable Development Goals: Life Below WaterDiscover SDG 2 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this repository for viewing/downloading, 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. Learn more.

Food and Land Use PanelFood Systems and Land-use 

Springer Nature and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) hosted a virtual conference, Science for a Sustainable Future, to unpack the role of science and expert knowledge in diagnosing challenges and developing solutions to the world's greatest challenges. One panel on the agenda turned attention to food systems and land-use.

Watch the recording here.

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