Special Issue "Resilience to Natural and Man-Made Disasters"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
“Resilience” is a term largely used in the context of political debates, policies, and programming around climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and it should be central to scientific investigation if an effective and fair progress of human society is to be achieved. Building resilience to risks and disasters is internationally acknowledged and proclaimed by many EU and international bodies engaged in sustainable development. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 particularly stresses the urgency of addressing disaster resilience for a more effective protection of people, their livelihoods, health, cultural heritage, socioeconomic assets, and ecosystems. Hence, identification, assessment, monitoring, planning, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation are necessary to achieve the goals of resilience. Disaster risk reduction measures need to be integrated in development programs related to sustainable development, natural resource management, the environment, poverty reduction, urban development, and adaptation to climate change. These are some of the topics that will be addressed in the articles included in this Special Issue.
This Special Issue will comprise selected papers from the 11th International Conference on “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management” (ELSEDIMA; http://elsedima.conference.ubbcluj.ro/) and other papers focused on and related to “Resilience to Natural and Man-Made Disasters”.
Authors who presented their papers at the conference are invited to submit their manuscripts to the Guest Editors for preliminary evaluation. Accepted papers will be then submitted by the authors to Sustainability and enter the peer-review process.
Researchers who did not attended the 11th ELSEDIMA Conference are also invited to develop and submit empirical papers, theoretical manuscripts, and literature reviews on the topic of “Resilience to Natural and Man-Made Disasters”.
All papers selected for this Special Issue will undertake a rigorous peer-review process.
Prof. Dr. Alexandru Ozunu
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dacinia Crina Petrescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Disaster Management
- Sustainable Development
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Efficient Emergency Response
- Environmental Pollution Prevention, Control, and Research
- Environmental Economics
- Policies and Legislation