The atmosphere, the envelope of gases surrounding Earth, plays a vital role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The health of our atmosphere is directly addressed by SDG 13 (Climate Action), which seeks to combat climate change and its impacts, largely driven by greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. It also ties to SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), as air quality directly influences human health, and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), which encourages improvements in urban air quality. The atmosphere also plays a crucial role in SDGs 14 and 15 (Life Below Water and Life on Land), as changes in atmospheric conditions can influence weather patterns and harm biodiversity. Hence, maintaining atmospheric health is indispensable for sustainable development.

This Article supports SDG13 as it shows that not only short-term exposures to ambient ozone concentrations have health consequences but also long-term exposures.

The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 31, August 2023

This Comment supports SDGs 3 and 13 by highlighting the negative health impacts of climate change around the world and in Europe, and noting that populations most impacted by climate change tend to be the least responsible for contributing to it. The authors note that, like in the Global South, the most disadvantaged communities in Europe bear disproportionate burdens of negative health impacts of climate change, but that addressing this inequity is not currently an explicit goal of EU policies.

Journal of Climate Change and Health, Volume 12, 1 July 2023

Climate change is impacting the health of Western Australians.Temperature increases and air pollution are particularly problematic.Food and water security may be compromised. An urgent response is required.
This Review supports SDGs 3 and 13 by summarising the available literature on the impacts of climate change on airborne allergens and allergic respiratory diseases, with a focus on recent developments. The authors also focus on three translational mitigation approaches that may lead to improved health outcomes: automated real-time airborne allergen monitoring, airborne allergen forecasting and modelling, and smartphone apps for mitigating the health impacts of airborne allergens.
This article advances SDG # 13 by quantifying the extent - and rigor - of existing regulation and makes recommendations for future policies for addressing the issue of Methane emissions.
The current review on atmospheric M/NPs is therefore focusing on sampling, sample preparation and identification methods. The approach will enable knowledge gaps to be identified, and recommendations to be made to support standardized and comparable future research
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd every year to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The theme for Earth day 2023 is Invest In Our Planet. Elsevier is proud to highlight these freely accessible book chapters and journal articles in honour of this event.
This Article supports SDG 3 and 7 by highlighting that that household use of solid fuels for cooking or heating was associated with lower life expectancy in the Chinese population.

David E. Reichle, Chapter 9 - Ecosystem productivity, Editor(s): David E. Reichle, The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change (Second Edition), Elsevier, 2023, Pages 197-232, ISBN 9780443187759,

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 13, 14, and 15 by examining the global distribution of carbon in biomass.

David E. Reichle, Chapter 10 - The global carbon cycle and the biosphere, Editor(s): David E. Reichle, The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change (Second Edition), Elsevier, 2023, Pages 235-283, ISBN 9780443187759,

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 13, 14, and 15 by examining mathematical computer models of biogeochemical processes of atmosphere, land, and oceans can be represente, used to describe the past, present, and future dynamics of the Earth's carbon cycle