Challenges is a transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal on planetary health that welcomes contributions addressing any aspect of the interconnected Grand Challenges affecting human wellbeing and flourishing of all life on Earth in the Anthropocene. It is published quarterly online by MDPI and addresses the urgent need to accelerate cross-sectoral advances towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by integrating solutions proposed by the natural, social and health sciences, and the humanities. The Nova Network, a member of the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA), is affiliated with Challenges.
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Special Issue in Challenges
Nurturing Connected Consciousness in the Anthropocene: Addressing Calls for Cultural and Spiritual Transformation as a Path to Personal, Collective, and Planetary Health Guest Editors: Heidi Honegger Rogers, Mona S. El-Sherbini, Sara L. Warber, Knellee Bisram, Cindy Xie
Deadline: 31 October 2024
Special Issue in Challenges
Planetary Health: From Evidence to Action–Confronting Reality (Including Submissions Associated with the 2024 Planetary Health Summit (PHAM2024) Guest Editors: Jemilah Mahmood, Marie Studer, Elil Renganathan, Fatimah Ahamad, Menaka Ganeson, Susan Prescott
Deadline: 30 November 2024
Special Issue in Challenges
The Relationship between Sustainability and Inner Development: Towards More Integrative Worldviews, Paradigms, and Actions Guest Editors: Kristian Stålne, Christine Wamsler, Susan Prescott, Kristofer Vernmark, Jonathan Reams, Vivianna Rodriguez Carreon, Kira Cooper, Stefani Greca, Lene Søvold
Deadline: 14 December 2024
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