Tag: Environment

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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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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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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The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG2 Hub: Zero Hunger

Research that can help deliver insights and solutions towards the reduction of hunger, as targeted by SDG 2, is a major publishing focus of Springer Nature’s SDG Programme, whether in biotechnology or in geography, whether in agronomy or in economics, whether in nutrition or in international law. This hub presents a selection of books, journals and magazines content that highlights our commitment to addressing SDG 2.

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Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative

In a cross industry collaboration this new platform is a new initiative to help broaden the discovery and understanding of climate change research — and accelerate its application towards a sustainable future. Research articles have been summarized into layperson articles and available free for everyone to explore the research stories or try searching for topics such as rising sea level, carbon offset, environmental campaigning or pollution.

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PRISME (book packages bundling platform)

The French Book Chain uses a single logistics platform called Prisme where all the packages of books to be delivered to bookstores out of Paris, Belgium and in Luxembourg are gathered and sorted out. This allows bundling the flows of books to bookstores as well as returns, as therefore lowering shipping fees and contributing to a cleaner environment. It is currently used by 350 publishers/ distributors and 2500 booskellers.

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Book Chain Project

The Book Chain Project, since 2016 has aimed to build better supply chains for books and help publishers make informed buying decisions. The Component Chemical Screening program, for instance, enables print suppliers to submit exact chemical breakdowns of each book component that can then be screened and flagged to publishers in order to substitute any components of concern.

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Climate Neutral Publisher Logo (klimaneutralerverlag.de)

The Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, including publishing houses Droemer Knaur, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt, S. Fisher and Argon, announced in the beginning of March 2020 that they are labelling their new books with a new green logo on climate neutrality, referring to the klimaneutralerverlag.de (climatneutralpubliser), and committing to climate neutral production and transparency in climate communication.

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French Publishers Associaion Survey on the Environment and Manufacturing

In 2018, as evidence of their commitment to the SDGs, the French Publishers Association presented a Survey on the Environment and Manufacturing (covering the time between 2015-2018). The report concluded that French publishers have gradually adopted more eco-responsible policies throughout their supply chain – such as an increase in the purchase or use of certified or recycled paper for textbooks, for instance.

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