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.

This article advances SDG # 13, 14, and 15 by arguing that ecosystem integrity is neglected but important for climate adaptation goals, and shows how linking ecosystem integrity to climate, biodiversity and sustainable development goals is crucial for optimal outcomes.
This article advances SDG # 13 by looking at a minimalistic model of the coupled human-natural system representing the impact of such socio-political acceptance on investments in clean energy infrastructure and the path to net-zero emissions
This chapter advances UN SDG goals 7 and 13 by providing an overview of the current prospects and challenges involved in scaling low-carbon H2 production in Europe.
Monitoring the ocean carbon cycle is key to improved understanding. Satellites play a major role in our global carbon monitoring system. To make full use of satellite observations for ocean carbon monitoring the remote-sensing community needs to work closely with in-situ data experts, physical and biogeochemical modellers, Earth system scientists, climate scientists and marine policy experts.
This chapter advances UN SDG goals 5, 11, and 13 by discussing how social entrepreneurship supporting women and green economies can help with climate change adaptation and resilience.
This chapter advances UN SDG goals 11, 13, and 9 by examining how cities can transform in the face of climate change and socio-ecological crises to become more sustainable and resilient.
Climate change is no longer just an issue for ESG specialists - it affects everyone. In today's world, the legal community has a crucial role to play in driving the climate change agenda forward. This article is based on ten interviews with over 10 influential General and Legal Counsels to understand the crucial role that legal teams can play in driving the environmental agenda forward, and is related to SDGs 13 and 16.
We are at a critical crossroads for the future governance of the high seas. We used the Nature Futures Framework to explore desirable futures for the high seas. Creative endeavours of co-production encourage imagination to address challenges. Participatory processes are important tools in the science-policy interface. Stories and art can be powerful ways to overcome barriers.
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.
This article supports SDG # 13 by calculating the share of climate damages that fossil fuel companies owe the world.