Special Issue "Sustainable Islands—A Pacific Perspective"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Murukesan Krishnapillai
ISA, Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Micronesia-FSM, Yap Campus, P.O. Box 159, Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941, Micronesia
Website: http://www.isa.org.usyd.edu.au/research/Muru.shtml
E-Mail: muru@comfsm.fm
Phone: +691 350 5752
Interests: sustainable agriculture, small island environment, sustainable energy, small farms, climate-smart agriculture, sustainable soil management

Guest Editor
Dr. Joy Murray
ISA, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Website: http://www.isa.org.usyd.edu.au/research/islands.shtml
E-Mail: joy.murray@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 2627

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Manfred Lenzen
ISA, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Website: http://www.isa.org.usyd.edu.au/research/islands.shtml
E-Mail: m.lenzen@physics.usyd.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 5985

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The island states and territories of the Pacific region, collectively called Oceania, form a triangular oceanic blanket covering some 165 million square kilometers between China, Australia and Chile. They possess a unique cultural heritage, but also face unique challenges on their way towards sustainable development. In particular, most of island states are small in land area as well as in population, and have therefore limited means for dealing with energy, water and waste problems. The United Nations’ Mauritius Strategy (2005–2015) recognized the vulnerabilities of small island states and formulated 20 priorities that need to be addressed through regional cooperation. The strategy identified key challenges that need attention in order to ensure sustainable growth and development within the states and in the region as a whole.

This Special Issue provides an overview of perspectives on sustainable development for remote Pacific Islands. Articles included in this special issue will cover a broad range of issues including energy supply and demand, carbon emissions, climate change, waste management, water, traditions and skills, education, economic development, health and lifestyles. Special attention will be given to a balanced exposition that gives room for a broad range of approaches, institutions and viewpoints.

Dr. Murukesan Krishnapillai
Dr. Joy Murray
Prof. Dr. Manfred Lenzen
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Pacific islands
  • remote islands
  • sustainability
  • energy
  • wastes
  • water
  • climate change
  • demographic change
  • economic development
  • skilled labor
  • health
  • education
  • heritage
  • culture
  • lifestyles

Published Papers (3 papers)

Sustainability 2013, 5(10), 4406-4427; doi:10.3390/su5104406
Received: 25 July 2013; in revised form: 9 October 2013 / Accepted: 10 October 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(10), 4183-4194; doi:10.3390/su5104183
Received: 26 July 2013; in revised form: 9 September 2013 / Accepted: 10 September 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(8), 3346-3367; doi:10.3390/su5083346
Received: 14 May 2013; in revised form: 3 July 2013 / Accepted: 12 July 2013 / Published: 6 August 2013
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Last update: 21 February 2013

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