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The year 2023 marks the mid-point of the 15-year period envisaged to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, targets for global development adopted in September 2015 by all United Nations Member States.
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.
Shifts in the timing of tree life events, including springtime emergence of leaves and blossoms, and the colouring and loss of leaves in autumn, are some of the most directly visible impacts of climate change.