Climate change

Climate change, a long-term shift in global weather patterns and average temperatures, is one of the most pressing challenges addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is directly targeted by SDG 13 (Climate Action), which calls for urgent measures to combat climate change and its impacts. However, climate change also cuts across virtually all other SDGs. For instance, it threatens to undermine progress towards SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) by disrupting agricultural production, and exacerbates problems of clean water availability, a concern of SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). It also impacts SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being) due to increased heatwaves and spread of vector-borne diseases. Furthermore, climate change can induce migration and conflicts, affecting SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions). Hence, tackling climate change is integral to achieving the SDGs.

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In the effort to combat climate change and reduce energy consumption, largescale energy efficiency improvements to residential and commercial properties are a key aspect of the UK Government's Clean Growth Strategy. This article discusses the history of The Green Deal and the legal implications for landlords and tenants of the private rented sector. The need for energy-efficient homes and commercial properties relates to SDG 7, Affordable and Clean Energy, which aims to ensure access to affordable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. Affordable and clean energy for all will combat climate change by reducing energy consumption and emissions, thus relating this article to SDG 13, Climate Action.
Reduction in clinical practice is achieved through the provision of good oral health care.
Editorial highlighting publication of the Consensus on Environmentally Sustainable Oral Healthcare: A Joint Stakeholder Statement.
A review in support of SDGs 3 and 13, highlighting the need to link population-based mental health outcome databases to weather data for causal inference, and for greater collaborations between mental health providers and data scientists to guide the formation of clinically relevant research questions on climate change.

The Lancet Public Health, Volume 7, March 2022

A Correspondence on the contribution of national public health institutes to tackling the climate crisis, in the context of SDGs 9 and 13, highlighting the development of a roadmap serving to strengthen the role of these institutes in mitigation and adaption policies.
World Water Day is on 22 March every year. This year’s theme is ‘groundwater’ and draws attention to the hidden water resource that has always been critically important but not fully recognized in sustainable development policymaking. To raise awareness on sustaining groundwater, Elsevier presents a curated list of publicly available journal articles and book chapters. At Elsevier, we are advancing #SDG6 research and ensuring that #groundwater is sustainably explored, analyzed, and monitored
Winery by-products used for health benefits.
This study supports SDG 3 and 13 by quantifying the risk and attributable burden of hospitalisations for renal diseases related to ambient temperature, showing that this risk was positively associated with daily mean temperature and was more prominent in women, children aged 0–4 years, and older people aged ≥80 years. The findings highlight the need for the development of more policies to prevent heat-related hospitalisations and to mitigate climate change.
Pollution by polymeric materials - in particular plastics - has a negative effect on the health of our planet. Approximately 4.9 billion tons of plastic are estimated to have been improperly disposed of, with the environment as their final destination. This scenario comes from a linear economic system, extraction-production-consumption and finally disposal.