Special Issue "Sustainable Development Goals"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)
Dr. Mark Elder
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, 2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115, Japan
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One of the most important outcomes of Rio+20 in June 2012 was to launch a process to formulate Sustainable Development Goals as a way to focus the world’s efforts to accelerate the progress towards achieving sustainable development. The UN General Assembly will begin discussion from September 2013 at its 68th session, based on a report expected by an intergovernmental working group over the preceding 12 months. Sustainable Development Goals are expected to be integrated with the ongoing process to develop the Post 2015 Development Agenda following up the Millennium Development Goals, which will end in 2015. Therefore this topic is very timely, as it is expected that the articles will be published in time to potentially influence the processes to develop Sustainable Development Goals and the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
This special issue welcomes papers addressing all aspects relating to Sustainable Development Goals and their linkage with the Post 2015 Development Agenda. This includes a wide variety of issues such as the content of the goals, how to develop them, lessons from past similar efforts, how to integrate the three pillars of sustainable development, and linkage with existing international goals and commitments; linkage with related concepts such as basic human needs, planetary boundaries, beyond GDP, and the green economy; and cross-cutting issues such as education and Sustainable Production & Consumption (SCP). Governance, including the political process for developing goals as well as strengthening their implementation, is another important area to be addressed. Preference will be given to papers which take a broader perspective and can contribute to the international political discussions on SDGs.
Prof. Dr. Hironori Hamanaka
Dr. Mark Elder
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a 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.
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Post 2015 Development Agenda
- Millennium Development Goals