Special Issue "Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development Goals"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2017).
2. Investigadora Vinculat, L'Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Campus de Bellaterra, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain
Starting with the first United Nations (UN) Human Development Report, in 1998, which included five human development goals, questions regarding how the allocation and distribution of the world’s resources are related to human well-being have gained increasing international attention. With the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals, in 2000, the scope was expanded to include the environment and, in 2015, the centrality of human–environment relations to ensuring human well-being was recognized with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In mainstream economic analyses, the matters of concern raised in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals—e.g. poverty, hunger, injustice, environmental impacts—are typically addressed in terms of the relationship between general welfare, social costs and sustainability; in discourses critiquing colonialist development they are addressed in terms of the capacity to control access to and the allocation and distribution of the world’s resources; both lie at the heart of the Latin American discourse on Living Well (Sumak Kawsay). In all cases, these questions are intimately bound up with how economic life is organized by human communities through their institutions. In this Special Issue, we aim to open up a space for constructive and critical debate regarding the institutional economic implications of the Sustainable Development Goals and concerning their potential and limitations as a vehicle to foster generalized human well-being. We invite contributions concerning three general thematic areas: Supply and Demand for Resources and the SDGs; Challenges for the Study of Resource Management in the Context of the SDGs; and Regulation and Governance of Resource Use under the SDGs.
Dr. Katharine N. Farrell
Prof. Dr. Konrad Hagedorn
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- The Sustainable Development Goals
- Institutional Economics