The amount of energy required to provide decent living standards for the entire world's population is a fraction of the annual energy budget compatible with keeping climate change within 1.5 °C of warming, a new study suggests.
With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders pledged to end poverty and hunger, protect biodiversity and the climate, and get all children into schools by 2030. How have researchers and funders responded? Has there been a shift in research priorities?
A key theme was housing issues – such as lack of cleanliness, unsuitable accommodation, or maintenance issues such as damp or mould, or the child's house being in poor repair – identified in 123 of the deaths reviewed.