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Special Issue "Finding Common Ground. Conservation and Conflict Resolution/Prevention"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Saleem Ali

Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, Department of Geography/ Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware, USA
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Interests: social policy, international relations; social change; environmental management; environment and conflict resolution; environmental assessment; human security; mining; extractive industries; oil; gas; international security; peace & conflict studies; sustainable development; environmental governance; global governance; public diplomacy; development cooperation; environmental politics; sustainable economic development; energy politics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In a world that increasingly faces challenges both with regard to political and ecological instabilities, we find it imperative to reflect these challenges in relation to each other for a meaningful contribution to their solution. Accordingly, this Special Issue on “Finding Common Ground. Conservation and Conflict Resolution/Prevention” will focus on how environmental factors can be a means of fostering global consensus and cooperation rather than generating conflict.

We are interested in a range of submissions from various disciplines that consider conceptual aspects of environmental peace‑building and ecological planning for regional cooperation. Case studies which are empirically ground and have theoretical insights drawn from them are also welcome. How sustainability science can be an effective means of changing perceptions of social and ecological conflicts would also be very appropriate for this issue. Collaborative papers between academics and environmental practitioners as joint authors are particularly encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Saleem Ali
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.

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 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 1400 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.


  • environmental conflict resolution
  • ecological peace
  • environmental peace-building
  • cooperative conservation
  • peace parks
  • environmental security
  • political ecology
  • social ecology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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