Climate Policies & Climate Action

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity today, and it is already having a devastating impact on people and ecosystems around the world. SDG 13 recognizes the need to take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the effects of climate change, and build resilience to its impacts. This web page, SDG13: Climate Policies and Climate Action, features research a variety of sources, including academic journals, think tanks, and government agencies. 

In order to help tackle these pressing issues and to help realize the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG13: Climate action), Springer Nature is joining the cause with this hub. Here you can explore research studies that delve into various climate policies, analyzing their potential advantages and disadvantages for society.

Journals & Books

Topical Collections

Topical Collections now open for submission

Heat and human health  October 2023 (Scientific Reports

Food security and sustainability from a microbiology perspective March 2024 (BMC and Springer microbiology journals

- Local climate action in Latin America 01 September 2023 (npj Climate Action

Recently published Topical Collections

- Climate Change Mitigation, Adaption, and Resilience (Sustainability Science)

Climate Science for Services Partnership (CSSP) China (Journal of Meteorological Research)

Geographies of climate justice in Oceania (npj Climate Action )

IPCC: dinosaur or dynamo for climate action? (npj Climate Action )

Special Issue on Carbon Neutrality: Important Roles of Renewable Energies, Carbon Sinks, NETs, and non-CO2 GHGs (Advances in Atmospheric Sciences)

Book Series

Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 13 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

You can add impact and power to your SDG-related research when you publish it at Springer Nature, and alongside leading research (like the examples above). Research published OA at Springer Nature gets more exposure. For example, research published in fully OA Springer Nature journals are downloaded over 7,000 times on average (up to 5x more than competitors) and cited 7.39 times on average.

Publishing with Springer Nature gives you:

  • A range of journals, from Nature, Springer, and BMC, both hybrid and OA. The journals with SDG content curated above are a small selection of journals you can publish in. Clicking through on them will give you the information — including journal metrics, submission guidelines and more — that you need to plan your next submission.
  • The world’s leading scholarly book program, including the option to publish your book OA. ᐅSDG 13 OA Books
  • Support in finding funding for OA. Many funders and institutions now cover open access (OA) journal article publishing costs for affiliated researchers, as part of an OA agreement with Springer Nature. Find out more about OA agreements and whether you may be entitled to publish OA journal articles with your fees covered. The OA funding support service can help you find and access other OA publishing funds — for journal articles and books — to which you may be entitled.  ᐅOA Agreements  Funding Support Service  The impact of OA
  • Support in writing and publishing your work — both free, including tutorials and paid research solutions services, including editing, translation, and more.  ᐅAuthor Services  ᐅResearch Solutions
  • An easy way to get started on a book. Even if it is only a germ of an idea, by filling in this form, you will be put in touch with an editor who can help you grow it into a fully formed book.  ᐅSubmit your book idea