In 2015, the United Nations established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 objectives which constitute the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

The SDGs provide a framework for addressing climate change, with closely interlinked goals including SDG13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy, and SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, but the measures needed to achieve these targets are numerous and complex. Research is a critical component for overcoming this challenge, as ongoing research reveals where progress has already been made, as well as where there are gaps in both knowledge and action.

Our new report with Altmetric breaks down the state of climate change research today and highlights a key area that’s receiving less attention than expected. The report outlines how research databases like Dimensions can demonstrate the scope and value of the research data associated with climate action, and how fields of research can help to achieve the SDGs on time.

Click to read Our changing planet: The role of research in climate action