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Pathways to Net Zero
The annual UN Climate Change Conference advances climate talks, mobilizes action, and can provide a significant opportunity to look at the impacts of climate change as well as innovation and solutions globally. Elsevier is pleased to showcase a large number of freely accessible journal articles and book chapters to help advance research and action against climate change, as well as a podcast episode, in support of COP27.
This study reveals that climate change reduces the variety of wetland ecosystem services and increases socio-economic vulnerability and economic stress.
Under global warming, seasonal snow takes faster melting rate than before, which greatly changes the hydrological cycle. This study offer insights into understanding the effect from seasonal snow on vegetation and promote the sustainable utilization of regional vegetation in the Northern Hemisphere.
An Article in support of SDGs 3, 13, and 15, examining the effects of environmental degradation and climate variation on re-emergence of malaria transmission.
The United Nations General Assembly decided that International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples would be observed every year on 9th August. On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to help spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples. Elsevier is pleased to share this special collection of freely available articles to help spread awareness about this important topic. Please feel free to download and share these papers.
Calculated emissions reductions possible through ecosystem restoration and shows they are insufficient to rely upon.
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, July 2022

A Viewpoint in support of SDGs 2, 3, and 15, highlighting current contributions of trees and forests to the global food system and presenting recommendations to leverage these contributions as part of efforts to reshape food systems to better support healthy diets and environmental sustainability.
This study quantitatively analyzed the response of fractional vegetation cover (FVC) to climate change and human activities in the Mu Us Sandy Land (MUSL).
The purpose of this study is to quantify the joint impacts of climate and human activities on grassland changes in Three-River Headwater Region (TRHR) after two phases of Ecological Conservation and Construction Project (Ecological Project).
Identifies challenges and solutions associated with offsetting emissions through biodiversity conservation.

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