Special Issue "The Role of Forests for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2019)
The UN resolution of 2015 “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” addresses the global environmental and socio-economic challenges. Seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs) have been formulated, and if successfully implemented they will greatly improve human well-being around the globe. Many SDGs are interconnected to various degrees. Fulfilling some of them may or may not be beneficial for the others, but as a whole the linkages between them are significant. The SDGs—also called the Global Goals—explicitly addresses all countries, irrespective of their status of development. In many regions, a variety of other political processes are underway that support and are complimentary to the SDGs.
Protecting the environment is key to the quality of life, and several SDGs have a strong environmental dimension. Although there is no specific SDG titled “Forests”, the case in point is that SDG 15 addresses forestry in a broad spectrum. Therefore, the aspects concerning forests are relevant for many of the other SDGs, and the fulfillment of some will have an immediate or long-term impact on forests. However, the relevance of forests is regionally quite different, depending on their integration in the economy and the provision of ecosystem services.
The intention of this special issue is to identify the role of forests in achieving the SDGs in different geographical settings. Scenarios are appreciated which explore how the role of forests is going to change when foreseeable global changes such as climate change, urbanization, and improved education and awareness take place.
Dr. Robert Jandl
Ms. Reneema Hazarika
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests 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 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainable development goals
- ecosystem service
- forest economy
- global change
- human dimensions
- geographical gradient
- bilateral cooperation