Special Issue "A New Development Model for a More Sustainable, Resilient and Fairer world"

A special issue of Pollutants (ISSN 2673-4672). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Systems and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Simona Loperte
Guest Editor
Italian National Research Council,· Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis IMAA, Italy
Interests: energy system analysis; emission reduction strategies at local scale; environmental balance (DPSIR); sustainable development; resilience, interregional cooperation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Covid 19 is upsetting our lives, exposing the fragility and all the limits of the current development model. This terrible pandemic has been highlighting  the need to drive a societal transformation toward a more sustainable, resilient and fairer world also for the next generation. It poses to all of us the challenge of rethinking sustainable pathways for our planet defining a new development model by transformative resilience. “Our common future” report (WCED 1987) sensed the need to introduce more efficient  and sustainable production models in the use of energy and resources, reducing pollution and minimizing risks to health and accidents. Adopting a multidisciplinary and holistic approach on all dimensions of sustainability, community resilience can be increased through a structural combination of environmental sustainability, territorial safety and climate change contrasting policies. The purpose of this special issue is to emphasize the scientific results that can support the implementation of this new development model to guide the transition towards real sustainable development in all its dimensions (economic, social, environmental and institutional). I would like to encourage you to submit to this Special Issue your original research papers, short communication of preliminary results, review articles or commentaries to stimulate the discussion on this topic. 

Dr. Simona Loperte
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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.

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  • sustainable development model
  • transformative resilience
  • territorial and community resilience
  • multidisciplinary and holistic approach
  • environmental sustainability
  • climate change contrasting policies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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