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Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

Climate change has accelerated the melting of Himalayan glaciers, with profound impacts on the planetary health realms of the Himalayan region. The complexity has been captured and mapped to explain linkages between melting glaciers and associated planetary health issues to help planning for better planetary health in nine subsystem categories: ecological services, disaster, water security, food security, energy security, livelihood and culture, migration, conflict and public health. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This paper assesses the state of knowledge on human mobility related to slow-onset events due to climate change with particular attention to developing country contexts. It provides an anatomy of the field and explores findings relating migration as an adaptation strategy. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This paper looks into the connections between slow-onset climate events and the increasing number of people at risk of poverty and social marginalization. By looking into the multiple dimensions of vulnerability and resilience, this paper derives recommendations on how potentials can be translated into strategic policy agendas and discusses options for financing such interventions in developing countries. In addition to the main SDGs this article is related to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
This paper reviews how and why Traditional and Local Knowledge (TLK) needs to be integrated into climate change adaptation in Latin America and Caribbean. TLK systems and practical actions can collaborate with scientific knowledge in impact and risk assessment to develop both short and long-term planning. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This paper evaluates possible sources of finance for addressing loss and damage from slow-onset climate events in developing countries. While insurance schemes are not appropriate, levies and taxes are seen as relatively predictable, adequate, transparent, and additional. The results confirm that current options for sustainably and equitably financing loss and damage from slow-onset events are limited. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to: SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

The study finds that the area of salt-affected soils is gradually increasing due to the influence of climate change; soil salinity tends to increase with increase in sea level intrusion and temperature, decrease in precipitation and improper irrigation management. There is an enormous scope for research on the correlation between climate change and soil salinity drivers at global and regional scale. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 14 (Life Below Water).
This paper assesses the impact of geodiversity on biodiversity focusing on the relevance of patch- to hillslope-scale geodiversity for the slow-onset effects of climate change, including land and forest degradation, biodiversity loss and desertification. It also argues that geodiversity fits the concept of biodiversity hotspots, ecological niches and climatic refugee and that human-made geodiversity may either restore or degrade ecosystem functioning.
This paper investigates approaches to planned relocation as one possible response to slow-onset climate change impacts and principles to inform the design of a fair and effective funding system. This article relates to SDGs 10, 15 & 17 and is indirectly related to SDG 11 and SDG 13.
This paper looks into the negative effects of slow-onset events related to climate change in Southeast Asia ranging from economic, ecological, and social impacts. As such they require an integrated response option whether mitigation or adaptation that pays attention to the complexity of the intersection between human and natural systems.
This study reviews and assesses the challenges posed by slow-onset events related to climate change and its links to poverty and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. Different strategies focused on adaptation are being assessed in this study. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).

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