Launch and “Ocean Literacy” initiative for Rochelle Strauss’s THE GLOBAL OCEAN children’s book

With the launch of Rochelle’s Strauss’s latest CitizenKid book, “The Global Ocean”, she will be speaking to educators and students around the world about the the concept of Ocean Literacy and its seven principles, including the basic understanding that the world’s five oceans are interconnected, creating one global ocean that powers everything on Earth. As well as speaking at various events, the initiative will be supported by a Teaching Guide and support material highlighting the SDGs.

Carbon positive publishing

Starting in January 2022, but backdated to our set-up in 2020, Renard has become one of the UK’s first carbon-positive publishers, having lowered our carbon usage to as close to zero, and over-offset by a fair margin, and has started planting a forest. We hope the move, a simple but effective strategy, will eventually become common practice in the industry, and we are sharing the knowledge we have gained in development, leaning on suppliers to encourage transparency in their carbon footprint.

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.

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.

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.

VentiTrenta 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.

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.

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.

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.