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Environment, Development and Sustainability

Environment, Development and Sustainability

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development

Editor-in-Chief: Luc Hens

ISSN: 1387-585X (print version)
ISSN: 1573-2975 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10668

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... A platform to coordinate the international sustainability debate ...
  • International in scope, multidisciplinary in approach
  • Covers a broad range of activities, methods and policy implications of sustainability
  • Chief Editors: Luc Hens, Human Ecology Deptartment, Free University Brussels, Belgium; David Pimentel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Environment, Development and Sustainability is an international, multidisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the environmental impacts of socio-economic development. Concerned with the complex interactions between development and environment, its purpose is to seek ways and means for achieving sustainability in all human activities aimed at such development. Coverage includes interactions among society, development and environment, and their implications for sustainable development; technical, economic, ethical and philosophical aspects of sustainable development; local, regional and global sustainability and their practical implementation; development and application of indicators of sustainability; development, verification, implementation and monitoring of policies for sustainable development; sustainable use of land, water, energy and biological resources in development; impacts of agriculture and forestry activities on soil and aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, and much more. See Aims and Scope for more details.

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The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC regarding climate change indicated the paramount need to curb greenhouse gases for the sustainability of the planet.  The journal recognizes the need for more evidence-based research to inform the discussion, particularly from the point of view of developing countries, which may suffer the most but are least equipped to cope. Therefore the journal is seeking review and research papers that contribute to the scientific knowledge-base on the causes, vulnerability, impacts, adaptation, and mitigation of climate change in developing/emerging countries. Papers on innovative strategies are particularly welcome as are papers on the pros/cons of (plant) biomass production (for biofuels). Recognizing that over 66% of the world’s population is starving, papers on [mitigating] climate change’s impact on farming decisions, efficiency and livestock production are also sought.  This Call for Papers is complementary to our aim of publishing papers on pressing global environmental issues, such as the impact of human population growth, resolving starvation in the bulk of the world’s population, and the use/misuse of environmental assets and natural resources. There is no deadline for submissions.

 

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Related subjects » Ecology - Economic Growth - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Environmental Management - Geology - Sustainable Development

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    Environment, Development and Sustainability is an international and multidisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the environmental impacts of socio-economic development. It is also concerned with the complex interactions which occur between development and environment, and its purpose is to seek ways and means for achieving sustainability in all human activities aimed at such development. The subject matter of the journal includes the following and related issues:

    -mutual interactions among society, development and environment, and their implications for sustainable development

    -technical, economic, ethical and philosophical aspects of sustainable development

    -global sustainability - the obstacles and ways in which they could be overcome

    -local and regional sustainability initiatives, their practical implementation, and relevance for use in a wider context

    -development and application of indicators of sustainability

    -development, verification, implementation and monitoring of policies for sustainable development

    -sustainable use of land, water, energy and biological resources in development

    -impacts of agriculture and forestry activities on soil and aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity

    -effects of energy use and global climate change on development and sustainability

    -impacts of population growth and human activities on food and other essential resources for development

    -role of national and international agencies, and of international aid and trade arrangements in sustainable development

    -social and cultural contexts of sustainable development

    -role of education and public awareness in sustainable development

    -role of political and economic instruments in sustainable development

    -shortcomings of sustainable development and its alternatives.

    The journal welcomes scientific research papers, review papers and discussion papers dealing with environmental sustainability issues from such fields as the biological sciences, agriculture, geology, meteorology, energy, food sciences, soil and water sciences, geography, nutrition, physical sciences, politics, economics, law, etc. The journal particularly welcomes papers that highlight more than one dimension of sustainable development.

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