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.

  • International in scope, multidisciplinary in approach
  • Covers a broad range of activities, methods and policy implications of sustainability
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Luc Hens
Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • Jingzheng Ren
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3.219 (2020)
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3.118 (2020)
Five year impact factor
136 days
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567,774 (2020)
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1573-2975
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1387-585X
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