Academic institutions are at the forefront of the sustainable development movement, producing research, that can provide the basis for new policies. UCL’s response to the Sustainable Development goals is called Grand Challenges (GC) and started in 2008 with the aim to address six grand challenges faced globally, using their influence and network both in the academic and industrial scene.
With global urban populations continuing to grow (UN DESA, 2018), many of the challenges associated with sustainability and human well-being will play out across the world’s towns and cities. Within Springer’s Earth Sciences, Geography, & Environment Department, is a dedicated Urban Studies & Urban Geography programme whose mission is to be at the forefront of research that both informs and helps to sustain the global community.
July 2018 | Over a series of articles, we’ll be exploring the role Springer Nature Research Journals are playing in tackling specific Sustainable Development Goals, but also how their diverse natural science and social science remit is seeing them address the much broader challenges that make up the programme. In this interview, find out how the broad range of fundamental research covered in Nature Ecology & Evolution impacts almost every one of Springer Nature's Grand Challenges goals, with biodiversity and the global consequences of its depletion connecting all of the journal’s subject areas.
October 2018 | Launched in 2011, Nature Climate Change is one of several thematic Nature Research journals spanning the physical, social and life sciences. As well as Climate Action, it addresses many more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including: Affordable and Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption and Production, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Health, Innovation and Communities. In this article we talk to Chief Editor of Nature Climate Change, Bronwyn Wake, about the journal’s mission to advance research in the field of climate change, challenge the views of its readers, and effect real world change.
July 2018 | Over a series of articles, we’ll be exploring the role Springer Nature's Journals are playing in tackling specific Sustainable Development Goals, but also how their diverse natural science and social science remit is seeing them address the much broader challenges that make up the programme. In this interview, find out how Nature Energy is publishing research that explores approaches to energy generation, storage, distribution and the impact of these on society and the planet.