Special Issue "Towards Sustainability: Selected Papers from the Fourth World Sustainability Forum (2014)"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)
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
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Interests: sustainable development; energy; energy efficiency; environmental impact; economics; ecology; sustainable engineering and design
This special issue comprises selected papers from the Proceedings of the The 4th World Sustainability Forum, an electronic conference that held on the sciforum.net platform in November 2014. 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 4th 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
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable use of the environment and resources
- social aspects of sustainability
- economic, business and management aspects of sustainability
- sustainable engineering and science
- energy sustainability
- sustainable urban and rural development
- sustainable agriculture, food and wildlife
- sustainability education and approaches
- sustainability of culture and heritage