Community Science Journal and Exchange

Community Science Exchange ( is a platform for best practices on making closer connections between researchers and community members. To solve societal challenges and meet sustainability goals, it is vital science connects with communities. The journal is an open access peer-reviewed publication for scientific findings of community science. It offers researchers and community practitioners a place to publish and share their work.

Sustainability: How societies can reduce climate impact?

Virtual event on scholarly societies building an environmentally sustainable future. Hear Randy Fiser, CEO of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Andrea Baier, Director of Publishing of the British Ecological Society (BES), and Prof David Griggs, President of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) share their journeys toward a more environmentally sustainable future, and practical organizational improvements that you may be able to use in your own organization.

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.

APEC Science Prize on Sustainability and ESG

The annual APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE, promotes scientific excellence and international collaboration among young researchers. The winner of the ASPIRE receives a USD 25,000 prize, presented by two major global scientific research publishers and SDG Compact Signatories – Elsevier and Wiley. ASPIRE provides a platform to celebrate young scientists in APEC and inspire future generations to play a role in their region to act on the Global Goals

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.

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.