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Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative Highlights Impactful Content

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11 November 2021 | Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press joined 14 of the world’s largest and most reputable academic publishers in the new Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative initiative, led by Kudos and Impact Science, which aims to fill a knowledge gap around climate research. Key climate-related content includes impactful articles from our own Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) journal. Launched online during COP26, the project supports a wider reach for academic climate literature and seeks to increase public engagement and understanding of climate science. Discover more about the featured EPL articles.

Global publishers unite to explain recommendations from climate change research

[Author: Carmel McNamara, IOS Press] 

Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press joined 14 of the world’s largest and most reputable academic publishers in the new Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative initiative, led by Kudos and Impact Science, which aims to fill a knowledge gap around climate research. Key climate-related content includes impactful articles from our own Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) journal. Launched online during the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), the project supports a wider reach for academic climate literature and seeks to increase public engagement and understanding of climate science. Among the first published items are five summaries that highlight EPL climate-related studies. 

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First EPL showcased content at launch

EPL’s policy-related content focused on climate change was among the first papers to be featured on the platform. The articles are summarized with the salient points highlighted, with the climate research explained in plain language by professional science writers to reach a wide audience as possible. Here were provide a sneak preview and encourage you to visit the platform for more important content discoveries.
 

Women vulnerable to violence during and after climate change-related disasters 

When climate disasters happen, women and girls are particularly vulnerable. International organizations need to work quickly to develop or adopt action plans focused on reducing sexual violence against women during and after climate change-related disasters. | View Research Summary (Freely Available)

Access Full EPL Article:
Role of Climate Change in Exacerbating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Women: A New Challenge for International Law
Bharat H. Desai and Moumita Mandal | View Article (Openly Available)

 

Women and children affected by climate-change

Global warming and the “polarized” North–South debate

All countries bear some responsibility for global warming. Developed countries need to do better at demonstrating support for sustainable growth in underprivileged countries. It is important that policies to tackle climate change be fair, based on contribution. | View Research Summary

Access Full EPL Article:
Climate Change and Global Environmental Politics: North-South Divide
Md. Kamal Uddin | View EPL Article

 

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Why doesn’t climate law protect children’s human rights?

Our children have the right to a sustainable environment. We must make sure our climate change policies protect children’s human rights. The international community has legal obligations to develop climate-change policies oriented towards children and future generations. | View Research Summary 

Access Full EPL Article:
Children’s Rights and Climate-Change Policy: Addressing the Concerns of Children and Future Generations
M. Deva Prasad and C. Suchithra Menon | View EPL Article

 

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Protecting the Earth’s atmosphere with dedicated climate laws

The Earth’s atmosphere and climate is “transnational” – unlike other aspects of our environment, it does not have national boundaries. Protecting the atmosphere and climate needs global agreement and action. Treating this as a separate area of law may make it easier to reach that agreement. | View Research Summary

Access Full EPL Article:
Climate Law and Its Skeptics: Whither Protection of the Atmosphere?
Peter H. Sand | View EPL Article

 

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Environmental law can help to prevent climate-related conflicts 

Water-related conflicts can threaten international peace and security. Climate change can cause problems that may escalate to international conflict. It’s important that we see the warning signs and act on them. This will take some negotiation and it is important that each country’s needs are understood. | View Research Summary

Access Full EPL Article:
Sixty Years of the Indus Waters Treaty in the Era of Climate Change: A Look Ahead in Hydro-diplomacy and Treaty Law 
Bharat H. Desai | View EPL Article

 

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Discover More Climate Content

The hand-picked collection published on the Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative platform directly connects the general public around the world to information that is impartial and trustworthy. The initiative will help to strengthen the trust between science and the public to enable people to make more informed decisions, lobby governments for change and successfully take urgent action on climate.
Much more content will be published online in the coming months, so watch out for more EPL coverage!