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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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Luc Hens
VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, Belgium

Associate Editors:

Alpina Begossi, CAPESCA/UNICAMP & FIFO and ECOMAR/UNISANTA, Santos, Brazil

Alka Bharat, Maulana Azad National Inst. of Technology, Bhopal, India

Jelle Boeve-de Pauw, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Sneha Gautam, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India 

Wendy Godek, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Nazmul Hasan, University of Northampton, UK

Le Thi Thu Hien, Institute of Geography, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Susan O. Keitumetse, University of Botswana, Maun, Botswana

Oleksandr V. Kubatko, Sumy State University, Ukraine

Tran Dinh Lan, Institute of Marine Environment and Resources (IMER), Hai Phong City, Vietnam

Giovanni Marin, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy

K. Mathiyazhagan, Amity University, Noida, India

Robert Minunno, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Victor Mouthinho, Universidade de Aveiro - Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal

Karen McNamara,  University of Queensland, Australia

Jesus C. Pena-Vinces, Department of Business Management and Marketing, University of Seville, Spain

Naci Polat, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

Jingzhen Ren, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

Narayan Sahu, University of Stutgart, Germany

Richard Ross Shaker, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Anna Tengberg, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden

Hai Nguyen Tran, Duy Tan University, Inst. of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Vietnam 

Prashant Srivastava, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India 

Chu Wei, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Christos Zerefos, Research Center for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens, Greece

Zhihua Zhang, Shandong University, China

Chaoqi Zhu, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao City, China

Editorial Board:

Claudinei Andreoli, RuralProsper Consulting, Brasilia, DF. Brazil; J.R. Atlhopheng, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana; Juan Cabello, Universidad of Cienfuegos, Cuba; D.B. Dalal-Clayton, International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK; John W. Day, Louisiana State Univerity, Baton Rouge, USA; Wouter T. de Groot, Center of Environmental Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Robert Hanlon, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada; Marianne Henningsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden; Hans R. Herren, Millennium Institute, Arlington, VA, USAJennifer Jacquet, New York University, USA; Paul Johnston, University of Exeter, UK; Julius Kipkemboi, Egerton University, Kenya; Rattan Lal, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Walter Leal Filho, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, GermanyPolyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati, Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; Richard B. Norgaard, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Manuel Regueiro y González-Barros, Mineral Resources Div., Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid, SpainJingzheng RenDepartment of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; Raman Saravanane, Pondicherry Engineering College, India; Richard R. Shaker, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Zhongshan Institute, Guangdong, and Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin, China; Sergio Ulgiati, Dept. of Sciences for the Environment, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy; Wen Dazhong, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, PR of China

Book Review Editor:

Dr. Okechukwu Ukaga, Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership, University of Minnesota, 114 Chester Park, 31 W. College St., Duluth, MN 55812, USA e-mail: ukaga001@umn.edu

Founding Editors:

Luc Hens
Bhaskar Nath
David Pimentel

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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.

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