Special Issue "Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Reduction"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2020) | Viewed by 44304
Interests: cardiovascular mechanisms for air pollution health effects; climate change, weather, and health; environmental equity and susceptible populations; environmental exposure assessment; air pollution, temperature, and health in Latin American cities
Climate change is a reality in our modern world, and we have already seen changes in long-term weather patterns, in the integrity of our eco-systems, the occurrence of extreme weather events and resultant flooding and displacement, wildfires, and other climate-related phenomena that affect our lives, health, and well-being. A growing body of literature documents the effects of these changes on human populations and the earth that sustains us, and ways that public health, environmental, planning, and other policies can help us adapt to the “new normal” and adopt more sustainable practices for the benefit of future generations.
This Special Issue aims to present contributions on climate change adaptation and risk reduction. We encourage contributions that address health effects related to climate change, including water-, vector-, and food-borne diseases, heat- and cold-related health outcomes, mental health consequences of climate-related disasters, displacement and changing abilities to earn a livelihood due to drought, ecosystem changes, and other systemic changes. Articles should address interventions and adaptation strategies to reduce these health consequences and reduce risks. Analysis of historical data as well as projections of future impacts given various scenarios are both welcomed. Research conducted in partnership with affected communities that highlights inequities and disproportionate risks, as well as offers examples of effective strategies to adapt, prevent health effects, and foster sustainability, is encouraged.
Dr. Marie S. O'Neill
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2500 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.
- climate change
- health effects
- community-based research