Special Issue "Towards Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Third World Sustainability Forum (2013)"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada
Website: http://www.engineering.uoit.ca/people/automotive-mechanical-and-manufacturing-engineering/faculty/marc.rosen.php
E-Mail: marc.rosen@uoit.ca
Phone: +1 905 721 8668, ext 5726
Fax: +1 905 721 3370
Interests: sustainable development; energy; exergy; efficiency; environmental impact; economics; ecology; sustainable engineering and design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue comprises selected papers from the Proceedings of the 3rd World Sustainability Forum, an electronic conference that was held on the sciforum.net platform in November 2013. Sustainability and sustainable development cover environmental, social and economic dimensions and require a multi-disciplinary approach in order to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these and related areas. The 3rd World Sustainability Forum facilitated debates on theoretical and practical investigations, and allowed participants to “make a difference” through on-line discussions. Besides covering the three pillars of sustainable development, other areas were covered including environmental sustainability, corporate sustainability strategy and economic sustainability, social values for a sustainable economy, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, sustainable urban development, sustainable development policy, practice and education, sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainability innovation, sustainable agriculture and sustainable management of land and biodiversity. Papers selected for this special issue were subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Guest Editor


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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Authors who have presented their article at the 3rd World Sustainability Forum will receive a 20% discount on the APC.


  • environmental sustainability
  • corporate sustainability strategy and economic sustainability
  • social values for a sustainable economy
  • energy efficiency and eenewable energy sources
  • sustainable urban development
  • sustainable development policy, practice and education
  • sustainability entrepreneurship and sustainability innovation
  • sustainable agriculture and sustainable management of land and biodiversity

Published Papers (1 paper)

Sustainability 2014, 6(1), 449-452; doi:10.3390/su6010449
Received: 16 January 2014; Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 21 January 2014
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Last update: 10 December 2013

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