SDG 13:
CLIMATE ACTION

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

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Education for SDGs specific courses on sustainability

By: The ‘Sustainability and Environment Cluster’
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SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 15, SDG 17  |  Units: Education  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University of Haifa has thousands of courses on SDGS across all faculties and departments. The ‘Sustainability and Environment Cluster’ especially focuses on disseminating and promoting sustainability and environmental awareness among university students, (more…)

Minimizing alteration of aquatic ecosystems

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: In addition to adhering to all national and international regulations regarding the alteration of aquatic ecosystems, the University of Haifa has developed a policy to protect aquatic ecosystems from physical, (more…)

Watershed management strategy

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University is located in Haifa, which sits on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, watershed affects aquatic ecosystems. Namely, watershed from area that are managed by the university are likely to affect aquatic species. (more…)

Relationships with regional NGOs and government for SDG policy

By: Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 16, SDG 17  |  Units: Research Authority  | Time: 2021 |  Link
Description: Many of the University of Haifa research centers are in dialogue with governmental and non-governmental bodies, expert communities, and decision and policy maker by providing consultation, workshops, seminars, conferences, and publications based on their research findings. The report by ‘Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions’, (more…)

Demographic Drivers of Aboveground Biomass Dynamics During Secondary Succession in Neotropical Dry and Wet Forests

By: Rozendaal D.M.A., Chazdon R.L., Arreola-Villa F., Balvanera P., Bentos T.V., Dupuy J.M., Hernández-Stefanoni J.L., Jakovac C.C., Lebrija-Trejos E.E., Lohbeck M., Martínez-Ramos M., Massoca P.E.S., Meave J.A., Mesquita R.C.G., Mora F., Pérez-García E.A., Romero-Pérez I.E., Saenz-Pedroza I., van Breugel M., Williamson G.B., Bongers F.
Published in: Ecosystems
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The magnitude of the carbon sink in second-growth forests is expected to vary with successional biomass dynamics resulti (more…)

How developers make design decisions about Users’ Privacy: The place of professional communities and organizational climate

By: Ayalon O., Toch E., Hadar I., Birnhack M.
Published in: CSCW 2017 – Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: New technologies continuously challenge people’s information privacy, while privacy protection practices, such as Privac (more…)

February precipitation in the wintering grounds of the lesser whitethroat, Sylvia curruca: Is it a cue for migration onset?

By: Aloni I., Markman S., Ziv Y.
Published in: Royal Society Open Science
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Numerous studies report shifts in bird migration phenology, presumably owing to global warming. However, most studies fo (more…)

Psychological factors causing nonadherence to safety regulations in Israel’s stone and marble fabrication industry: Unveiling the source of worker noncompliance

By: Mishali M., Weiler D.
Published in: Cogent Business and Management
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units: Social Welfare & Health Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Background: Silicosis remains a lung disease which may cause severe incapacitation and even be fatal. We examined why st (more…)

The invasive liriomyza huidobrensis (Diptera: Agromyzidae): Understanding its pest status and management globally

By: Weintraub P.G., Scheffer S.J., Visser D., Valladares G., Correa A.S., Shepard B.M., Rauf A., Murphy S.T., Mujica N., MacVean C., Kroschel J., Kishinevsky M., Joshi R.C., Johansen N.S., Hallett R.H., Civelek H.S., Chen B., Metzler H.B.
Published in: Journal of Insect Science
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Liriomyza huidobrensis (Blanchard) is native to South America but has expanded its range and invaded many regions of the (more…)

Salt appetite is not increased in summer heat

By: Leshem M.
Published in: Appetite
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: We tested the hypothesis that salt appetite increases in summer heat due to increased sodium loss due to increased drink (more…)

Sedum-dominated green-roofs in a semi-arid region increase CO2 concentrations during the dry season

By: Agra H., Klein T., Vasl A., Shalom H., Kadas G., Blaustein L.
Published in: Science of the Total Environment
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Green roofs are expected to absorb and store carbon in plants and soils and thereby reduce the high CO2 concentration le (more…)

The earliest evidence for Upper Paleolithic occupation in the Armenian Highlands at Aghitu-3 Cave

By: Kandel A.W., Gasparyan B., Allué E., Bigga G., Bruch A.A., Cullen V.L., Frahm E., Ghukasyan R., Gruwier B., Jabbour F., Miller C.E., Taller A., Vardazaryan V., Vasilyan D., Weissbrod L.
Published in: Journal of Human Evolution
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: With its well-preserved archaeological and environmental records, Aghitu-3 Cave permits us to examine the settlement pat (more…)

Will leading by example help in mitigating climate change? A comment on ‘the economics of leadership in climate change mitigation’ by Gregor Schwerhoff

By: Reingewertz Y.
Published in: Climate Policy
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: A recent article suggests that ‘the leader (in climate change mitigation) sets an example with the intention of motivati (more…)

Spatial and temporal variability of dryness characteristics in Turkey

By: Kutiel H., Türkeş M.
Published in: International Journal of Climatology
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Drought may occur in almost every climatic region on Earth at any time. Understanding the nature and magnitude of the dr (more…)

The ecology and evolution of temperature-dependent reaction norms for sex determination in reptiles: a mechanistic conceptual model

By: Pezaro N., Doody J.S., Thompson M.B.
Published in: Biological Reviews
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Sex-determining mechanisms are broadly categorised as being based on either genetic or environmental factors. Vertebrate (more…)

Dust clouds, climate change and coins: consiliences of palaeoclimate and economy in the Late Antique southern Levant

By: Fuks D., Ackermann O., Ayalon A., Bar-Matthews M., Bar-Oz G., Levi Y., Maeir A.M., Weiss E., Zilberman T., Safrai Z.
Published in: Levant
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units: Humanities  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The climate factor has become a focus of much historical and archaeological investigation, encouraged recently by improv (more…)

Increased sedimentation following the Neolithic Revolution in the Southern Levant

By: Lu Y., Waldmann N., Nadel D., Marco S.
Published in: Global and Planetary Change
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The Dead Sea drainage basin offers a rare combination of well-documented substantial climate change, intense tectonics a (more…)

Recent changes and relations among drought, vegetation and wildfires in the Eastern Mediterranean: The case of Israel

By: Turco M., Levin N., Tessler N., Saaroni H.
Published in: Global and Planetary Change
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: On-going changes in drought, vegetation and wildfires in Israel provide a key example of possible future evolution in tr (more…)

A glimpse of an ancient agricultural ecosystem based on remains of micromammals in the Byzantine Negev Desert

By: Fried T., Weissbrod L., Tepper Y., Bar-Oz G.
Published in: Royal Society Open Science
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units: Humanities  | Time: 2018 |  Link
Description: It is widely believed that Byzantine agriculture in the Negev Desert (fourth to seventh century Common Era; CE), with wi (more…)

Middle to Late Epipaleolithic hunter-gatherer encampments at the Ashalim site, on a linear dune-like morphology, along dunefield margin water bodies

By: Vardi J., Marder O., Bookman R., Friesem D.E., Groman-Yeroslavski I., Edeltin L., Porat N., Boaretto E., Roskin J.
Published in: Quaternary International
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2018 |  Link
Description: This study presents distinct and small task-specific sites associated with the Middle to Late Epipalaeolithic period exp (more…)