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Environmental Sciences - Sustainable Development | Aims and Scope: Environment, Development and Sustainability

Aims and Scope: Environment, Development and Sustainability

Aims and scope

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.