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Plantwise Knowledge Bank

The Plantwise Knowledge Bank (PWKB) is our gateway to practical online and offline plant health plant health information, including diagnostic resources, best-practice pest management advice and plant clinic data analysis for targeted crop protection. To provide data management support to our partners, we developed the Plantwise Online Management System (POMS) to store and manage information on Plantwise activities in their countries.

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Life on land

Pest Risk Analysis Tool

Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) is used by national plant protection organizations to assess the likelihood of new pests entering a country, establishing, spreading and causing harm. This tool provides a framework to compile the scientific evidence to justify phytosanitary measures aimed at preventing pest introductions whilst facilitating safe trade and travel. It is linked to around 20K pest and host datasheets and provides workflows to assess a plant commodity pathway or an individual pest.

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Life on land

Invasive Species Compendium

The Invasive Species Compendium is an open-access knowledge base with global application to assess and manage invasive species – focussing on those with the greatest impacts on livelihoods and the environment. Content can be referenced and repurposed, and used to generate insightful species lists. It contains 13,000 datasheets, including 2,800 detailed datasheets with distribution maps, images, identification, biology and ecology, pathways of introduction, impacts and management information.

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Climate action

VentiTrenta

www.venti-trenta.it is a free online magazine for girls and boys which aims to present the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a clear and accessible way, through world news and stories about real people fighting for the planet and the rights of all human beings.
This is the challenge: how to reflect on the great problems of today and on the prospects for the future in an age-appropriate way.

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Life below water

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG14 Hub: Life Below Water

Springer Nature’s SDG Programme aims to connect the researchers tackling the world’s toughest challenges with the practitioners in policy and business who desperately need those insights to achieve their goals in improving the world, by making our publishing activities more visible to our key communities through a variety of channels. This channel or ‘hub’ focuses on SDG14 and showcases oceans-related outputs across all of our imprints, content types and academic disciplines.

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Quality education

Norwegian SDG Library

The Norwegian SDG library is going to be an entry point for children aged 6-12 years to reflect on the sustainable development goals. The vision is that the chosen books will support the already strong engagement children and young adults have for climate and environmental issues. Another hope is that authors will be inspired into writing books that support the SDGs, and that publishing houses will focus more on SDGs in their editorial strategies.

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Climate action

Climate Research in Action

Climate Research in Action is a campaign to highlight the importance of research in identifying climate solutions. It’s hosted on a dedicated microsite and includes a brand new compilation of the most important research articles related to climate from across the Nature Portfolio, specially created for COP26. It also features The Ozone Story: a timeline of how science inspired the Montreal Protocol in 1987 after the discovery of a hole in the ozone layer – first published in Nature in 1985.

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Good Health and well-being

CACTUS Mental Health Survey – A global survey on mental health among researchers

The CACTUS Mental Health Survey is the largest and most diverse global survey on mental health among researchers. 13000+ researchers across 169 countries participated in this survey, talking about joy and stress triggers in academia and the need for a more positive, nurturing research culture. Insights from this survey have contributed to sustaining an important conversation on researcher mental health and prompts research institutions to take tangible steps towards helping researchers thrive.

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Partnerships for the goals

R Discovery SDG Collection

It is a key goal for institutions and for publishers to be able to quantify how much of their published research relates to one or more of the SDGs. R Discovery SDG Collection is the first free resource of its kind to curate content from hundreds of publishers, thousands of journals, over 96 million articles and organize it based on the relevant SDG goal.

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Climate action

World’s first climate positive publisher

SRL Publishing is the world’s first climate positive publisher, supporting projects which have the highest verification standards around the world, and also planting trees to replace the number of trees used for their products.

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Life on land

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG15 Hub: Life on Land

The insights of many research disciplines can illuminate and assist in solving the complex challenges associated with life on land. From a focus on regions, to new technologies or ecosystem modelling: research about all of these – and informed opinions too – can be found in our content across books, journals and magazines contained in this SDG hub.

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG17 Hub: Partnerships for the Goals

Interconnected systems need to take account of different regional and local contexts and the need for equitable solutions. That’s why SDG17 is a focus for Springer Nature; working in partnership with others to accelerate delivery of the goals by connecting researchers, policymakers and practitioners through targeted events and via new content formats. This hubs showcases our participation in collaborative networks, tool kits for researchers to track the societal impact of their work and more.

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Climate action

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG13 Hub: Climate Action

The impacts of human-caused climate change and global heating are all around us in every aspect of our planetary habitat and its natural systems. Adaptation, a key target of SDG13, requires an understanding of the diverse impacts of climate change and demands responsiveness from all parts of society. Here we highlight publications and content from across our imprints and formats which aim to address some of these challenges.

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Clean water and sanitation

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG6 Hub: Clean Water and Sanitation

In this hub Springer Nature highlights contributions in our books, journals and magazines towards SDG6 progress: in technological and systems approaches to water management, in studies of rural and urban contexts and of pathways of infectious diseases from ambient organisms, in the social understanding of ethnic disparities in access, and much more. We hope these resources provide insights and inspiration for those committed to these goals.

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Gender equality

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG5 Hub: Gender Equality

Springer Nature publishes primary research, policy and opinion pieces on the myriad of manifestations of gender inequality, placing us uniquely in a position to disseminate information, facilitate communication and enable change. This hub brings together a curated collection of content on SDG5 and provides an invaluable resource for scholars, policy and decision makers.

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG9 Hub: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Industry, innovation, and infrastructure are integral players in the drive towards a sustainable future. SDG 9 encompasses the complexities and the interconnectedness of sustainable development as a whole. As a global publisher, Springer Nature is committed to SDG9 by publishing state-of-the-art content to help advance research and development in the field, and also by being an active voice, promoting an interdisciplinary evidence-based approach through this SDG9 hub.

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG16 Hub: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG16 promotes a world that ensures equal access to justice for all by developing transparent and inclusive institutions of global governance and protecting fundamental freedoms. Research plays a key role in supporting the development of public policy and in promoting a better way forward. For this hub, Springer Nature brings together cutting-edge research on law, politics, criminology, public policy and more, looking to a future that builds peaceful, just and strong societies and institutions.

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