Special Issue "Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Disaster Risks"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).
Interests: disaster governance; emerging technology; urban resilience; climate change adaptation; risk communication
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The year 2021 is supposed to be a super year for development, climate change, and disaster risk reduction. This year marks the completion of five years from three landmark global frameworks: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), and Paris Agreement (PA). Sendai Framework has broadened the scope of hazards, by including biological hazards, NATECH (natural hazard induced technological disasters), and cascading hazards. Coronavirus, in the form COVID-19, has created a major pandemic, which not only affects people’s lives but has deep-rooted impacts on several development goals and climate change targets. Several climate-related hazards like typhoons/ cyclones/ hurricanes, flooding, and heatwaves have added complexities to the current pandemic situation, causing cascading risks. Thus, it is high time to focus on new research areas that link sustainable development, climate change, and disaster risks. In this context, this Special Issue addresses (but is not restricted to) several questions, such as the following: 1) What are the key policy convergence among these three global frameworks? 2) What are the key implementation examples? 3) How can the current pandemic impact global targets? 4) What innovations can help to achieve SDGs, Sendai, and PA targets? 5) Which types of stakeholder partnerships accelerate the process? 6) How can citizen science and responsible citizenship play a role in the adaptation and reduction of disaster risks? This Special Issue welcomes review articles, new concepts, policy analysis, new methodology and innovation, applications of technology, case studies, etc.
Prof. Dr. Rajib Shaw
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change adaptation
- disaster risk reduction
- sustainable development goals
- policy regime
- emerging technologies
- citizen science