Special Issue "Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: energy transitions; renewable energy; energy policy; climate policy; decarbonization; innovation; industrial dynamics; green transformations
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I would like to invite you to submit a paper for a Special Issue on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policy” in Sustainability (impact factor 1.789): https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability
Climate change is one of the world’s greatest challenges (IPCC, 2014). It affects humans, the economy and the environment; in addition climate change has an impact on development processes and policies at all levels. The aim of this Special Issue is therefore to explore the linkages between climate change and sustainable development policy. Beg et al. (2002) outlined the linkages between climate change and sustainable development more than a decade ago, however the scientific evidence and the knowledge we have about climate change has moved on, as have the policy frameworks that address both climate change and sustainable development at international, regional, national and local levels. This is particularly relevant in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the SDG13 on climate change. At the same time, the international Paris Agreement on climate change opens up new opportunities as well as challenges for adapting to and mitigating climate change while striving for sustainable development. This Special Issue therefore focuses on climate change adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, climate-relevant technology and their linkages with development policy. Contributions are invited that address the political, social, economic, technological and environmental implications of climate change and sustainable development policy. The Special Issue also welcomes studies exploring new scientific insights on climate change that address the wider impacts for sustainable development policy. The Special Issue is open to relevant submissions from all disciplines and addresses all world regions.
Dr. Frauke Urban
Dr. Johan Nordensvard
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.
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. Sustainability 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 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.
- IPCC, 2014. Climate change 2013/14. Fifth Assessment Reports. https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/
- Beg, N., Morlot, J.C., Davidson, O., Afrane-Okesse, Tyani, L., Denton, F., Sokona, Y., Thomas, J.P., La Rovere, Parikh, J.K., Parikh, K., Rahman, A.A., 2002. Linkages between climate change and sustainable development. Climate Policy, Vol.2(2-3): 129-144
- Climate change
- Sustainable development
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Paris Agreement
- Social Science
- Development Studies
- Natural science
- Climate science
- Energy-poverty-climate nexus