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    Chemistry has always had a central role in the provision of food and energy, materials and medicines. Recent years have increasingly seen chemistry research move towards environmentally friendly, sustainable products and processes.

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    Technologies play a critical role in ameliorating many of the sustainability challenges facing humanity and can be designed to limit human impacts on the environment.

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    Concerns are growing about an unfair distribution of the environmental impacts of human actions, and the unequal access to resources, across diverse communities worldwide.

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    There is growing interest in the role of natural solutions, working with nature, to address many sustainability challenges.

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    Water is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), above and beyond SDG6 and SDG14.

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    Anthropogenic climate change is a scientific fact. Without immediate action, we are unlikely to meet the target goal of minimizing global warming to 1.5° C. This collection highlights the importance of human behaviour in climate action, mitigation and adaptation.

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    This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, UK for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to discuss action on the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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    This summer’s Tokyo Olympics, delayed by a year due to the pandemic, were meant to showcase how the global megaevent can be held in a more responsible manner.

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    Biodiversity is being lost globally, at devastating rates. The 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity will finalise a global biodiversity conservation framework for 2020-2050.

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    The oceans have trapped one-third of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities since the 1980s. They are home to 50-80% of life on Earth, feed over three billion people and support the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people.

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    Effective agricultural interventions could aid efforts to find sustainable solutions for ending hunger. In this collection, we present evidence-based recommendations from the Ceres2030 team on where to prioritize spending on interventions to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

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