Special collections

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World Environment Day on June 5 is the biggest international day for the environment. Countries across the globe participate in this UN international day, with millions of people in government, business, civil society, schools and celebrities engaging online and in-person to raise awareness and influence environmental action. World Environment Day in 2024 focuses on restoring land, building drought resilience and stopping desertification under the campaign slogan, “Our Land.

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The International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) is celebrated every year on 22 May to raise awareness of the importance and value of biodiversity and to increase understanding of biodiversity issues. The theme of IDB 2024, “Be part of the Plan”, is a call to action for all stakeholders to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity by supporting the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, or the “The Biodiversity Plan”. To mark International Day for Biodiversity, Elsevier has curated a special collection of journal articles and book chapters exploring .
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How society and people respond, and adapt to climate change is a psychological process.  Within this collection are papers that explore these different psychological responses from how this influences people's behaviour from action to anxiety and more.

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World Intellectual Property Day, observed each year on 26th April, is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions made by inventors and creators around the world and to explore how IP contributes to a flourishing of music and the arts and to the technological innovation that helps shape our world.

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World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April.  This year’s theme "'My health, my right’ was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination. 

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Elsevier

Every year, World Water Day raises awareness and inspires action to tackle the water and sanitation crisis.  To mark World Water Day 2024, Elsevier has curated a free special collection of journal articles and book chapters.  This year’s theme for World Water Day is Water for Peace.  Discover research relating to clean water and sanitation from across a broad range of disciplines including the effects of racism, social exclusion, and discrimination on achieving universal safe water and sanitation in high-income countries and challenges faced by developing economics to mitigate the impacts o

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To mark International Women's Day 2024, Elsevier have curated and made freely available a special collection of journal articles and book chapters to advance knowledge and understanding relating to SDG 5: Gender Equality. The special collection features research relating to inclusion and the empowerment of women and girls across a broad range of disciplines and contexts including health, climate change, natural disasters, biodiversity, smart cities, sustainable development and leadership.
RELX

The International Women's Day "World We Want" Podcast Collection features the latest episodes in the RELX podcast series featuring renowned female leaders from across the globe.

New episodes include Dr Judy Kuriansky, an internationally known clinical psychologist, humanitarian, author and United Nations NGO representative and Lene Bjorn Serpa, Head of Corporate Sustainability & ESG at Maersk, an international shipping and logistics company operating in 130 countries.

International Human Rights Day 2023
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10 December 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 and sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.  

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