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Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen:  #13 Climate Action

Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen:  #13 Climate Action

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference #COP27 begins today in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and will bring together world leaders, scientists, climate activists, and country representatives to discuss climate finance, decarbonization, climate change adaptation, water, biodiversity, and agriculture.

The United Nations Climate Change Conferences serve as the formal meeting of the UNFCCC parties (Conference of the Parties, COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change and, beginning in the mid-1990s, to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol, which establishes legally binding obligations for countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

We would like to mark the start of the Conference by exploring our network’s publications covering climate change topics under SDG13 for Climate Action

Exploring SDG13 on ScienceOpen

Our #ExploreSDGs campaign promotes SDG progress through scientific research.

ScienceOpen, with over 158.000 publications on Climate Change, provides the ideal platform for exploring, disseminating, and discussing the knowledge produced around Climate Change, its effects, and potential solutions to the current situation.

On this blog, we will discover not only research related to SDG13, but also publications that feed into the conversation around COP27, covering topics like decarbonization, climate finance and effects of climate change in different aspects of our everyday lives.

A great place to start exploring the topic, would be our Climate Change: Open Access Collection, which brings together selected open access articles treating all aspects of climate change – from data, causes and modeling to effects on health, ecology, social systems, environment, and agriculture.

UCL Open Environment’s collection dedicated to COP27

UCL Open: Environment has dedicated a collection to COP27 on ScienceOpen and is opening a call for papers for research and scholarly submissions concerned with the effects of climate change on our environment. 

This open series will provide a free to read platform to record and disseminate the insights from many researchers, professionals and hopefully policy makers, engaged in climate change, that are currently poorly visible to researchers and practitioners.

Read the articles below and if you are travelling to Sharm El Sheikh for the conference, make sure to calculate your carbon footprint with the calculator provided on the article ‘Location location location: A carbon footprint calculator for transparent travel to COP27’.

Did you know that UCL Open: Environment’s preprints are open for reviewing? Have a look at the requirements for reviewers in the collection website and give your contribution today. ScienceOpen will help with dissemination and promotion of your work!

Climate Change and Human Health

As the world’s climate negotiators convene for COP27, a key theme to be addressed is the impact of climate change on human health and evidence-based solutions and adaptation actions. To help build a strong and openly accessible evidence base for decision-making, PLOS Climate and PLOS Global Public Health have created a new Collection on ScienceOpen on Climate Change and Human Health and are currently accepting submissions for the collection.

Follow the collection for some inspiration on the topic.

PLOS will be accepting submissions that address all aspects of the intersection between climate and health, from the changing burden of communicable and non-communicable disease to the impacts of extreme events on health systems, as well as research that assesses potential adaptations to build healthier and more resilient societies.

SDG13 related publications and collections

Impact is a series of leading, high-quality science reports that truly enables the communication of research impact in a format and language that different stakeholders will understand. With unique editions covering many academic disciplines, this publication offers a much-needed platform for projects and researchers to communicate the impact of their work in different fields, including policy-making on climate topics and strengthening resilience.

Below we give a glimpse of the collection, with a list of highlighted publications:

The collection of Pensoft Biodiversity provides a great source of information for SDG13-related topics, and also issues like planning and policy-making in biodiversity, species protection and conservation. The present collection puts together the content of more than 20 biodiversity journals of Pensoft.

Explore the highlighted titles by Pensoft Biodiversity:

The Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research is a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal that focuses on research that has a direct impact on Irish agriculture and food production, such as plant and animal sciences, food science, agri-environmental science, soils, engineering, buildings, economics, and sociology. Climate Change is also a research topic, with the goal of overcoming future challenges to food production and agriculture through innovation and best practices. Some of the most relevant articles are highlighted below:

Books on Climate Change

Interested in books on the topic of Climate Change? The book collection by Amsterdam University Press covers this topic, at the intersection with economics, finance, banking, and other social sciences. Check out some highlighted book titles below, and the collection for more inspiring book titles by AUP.

Books by other publishers

More research by UCL Press

Through its world-class research and teaching, and the way it operates as an institution, UCL is playing a leading role in responding to the challenges set out in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The UCL: UN SDG 13 Climate Action collection, features published research supporting SDG13 by UCL Press and other affiliated institutions. Discover the collection with some highlighted titles below, and make sure to follow and share it with peers.

Keep the conversation going!

In our blog post Curating SDGs research on ScienceOpen, we have covered the main ways in which all our users can profit from our network while pushing forward the objectives of Agenda2030.

Have a look at our blog and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more details and ideas that you would like to discuss.

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