Climate change

Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

A comprehensive loss and damage finance taxonomy and framework identifies a set of finance options for supporting slow-onset driven key systems as they will need avoid breaching soft and hard limits: natural systems and social systems. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 13 (Climate Action).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

Sea-level rise poses a significant threat to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) due to the concentration of people, assets, and infrastructure in coastal zones. This paper reviews approaches to address sea-level rise as well as limits to adaptation and resultant economic and non-economic loss and damage that may be experienced by SIDS. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 14 (Life Below Water) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
Land and forest degradation and desertification (LFDD) are a driver of human displacement and have implications for long-term development policy. The study finds that, in Latin American and Caribbean countries, the linkages between LFDD and human mobility are poorly acknowledged in their climate and desertification policy frameworks. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
This paper reviews recent analyses of intensifying seasonal and year-round extreme heat exposure as a slow-onset event. It focuses on occupational contexts, including impacts on worker productivity, health and wellbeing, reduced GDP, and the viability of economic sectors. It closes with an indication of tools available to assess and address these risks. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This study looks into impacts caused by forest degradation and disturbance in the Amazon, which diminish carbon storage and erode ecological integrity, on the vitality of Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) and Protected Natural Areas (PNAs).
Asian deltaic cities are highly populated and suffering from frequent floods. The paper looks into adaptation pathways such as urbanization-induced land, subsidence and SLR in Tokyo, Jakarta, Manila and Ho Chi Minh City. The author assesses how an engineering approach towards flooding adaptation is shaping the future of Asian deltaic cities and whether this would be sustainable. In addition to the main SDGs, this paper is indirectly related to: SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure)
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This study looks into how droughts are significant climatic drivers of land degradation and affect land degradation-migration dynamics within a larger context of multi-scale interactions of socio-economic, political, demographic, and environmental processes. The study also assesses methods used to identify, measure, and understand migration related to land degradation. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty).
Physical, psychological, social and institutional vulnerabilities and their intersectional associations with slow-onset events of climate change are relevant to understanding multi-level vulnerabilities. This paper emphasizes the need to work with an integrated approach for multi-level vulnerabilities of high-risk groups in Pakistan and proposes building inclusive policy sensitivity to the demands of vulnerable groups. In addition to the main SDGs this title is indirectly related to SDG 5 (Gender Equality)
The study draws from sociological and psychological perspectives on mental health outcomes among survivors of violence and abuse to show how potential for individual transformation is differentially constructed through personal life trajectories and intersectional social relations. Integrating a psychological perspective into climate change and sustainability thinking suggests a more equitable way to think about the individual’s role in societal-scale shifts. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

Focusing on losses and damages associated with drought and water scarcity through a review of cases and policies in seven Asian countries, this paper finds evidence of urban droughts leading to significant tangible losses and intangible losses. Reorienting water management policies, adaptation actions, and interventions in urban areas is essential for effective climate adaptation. In addition to the main SDGs this article is also related to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 15 (Life on Land).

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