Special Issue "Scientific, Socio-Economic and Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Development—Impact on Globalization, Technology and Environmental Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: Photocatalysis; Membrane reactor; Energy Conversion; Nanomaterials; Waste valorization; Inorganic Catalyst; Plasmonics
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Scientific development, socioeconomic changes, modernization of infrastructure, and sustainable development are completely interlinked to each other. The majority of greenhouse gases are linked to the construction and operation of infrastructure, and buildings alone are estimated to account for more than 30% of global resource consumption and energy end use. As a result, the impact on environmental problems, management, and on globalization is drastic. Life below water and life on land are inextricably linked to present and future infrastructure assets, which is the final impact of sustainable development. Socioeconomic variation in society, the scientific approach to solve the needs of society, and finally the integration of all the major conditions have to be studied for a sustainable society. The impact of all those has to be addressed in terms of economic development, scientific outcomes, as well as the integration of an efficient system. At the same time, we rely upon diverse forms of infrastructure to deliver essential services and support our economies. Poverty is increasing on one side, whereas people are becoming more technology-savvy. Artificial intelligence or artificial brains are coming into act, whereas we are losing our green environment, and more green space is being destroyed to make room for smart cities. Empirical, theoretical, and econometric topics related to the world’s socioeconomy and labor condition will be also entertained for a sustainable society. Human wellbeing depends on water and sanitation infrastructure, just as quality education and productivity depend on access to energy. Purposefully-planned urban infrastructure including smart public transportation, green and energy-efficient buildings, as well as green spaces are vital to ensure that the world’s fast-growing cities are in line with the 2030 Agenda keeping the sustainability to our environment. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we will mostly focus on the impact of globalization in our society. Not only that, but we will also try to find a solution via an economical approach to create a balance between corporate sustainability and agricultural reforms. Several environmental technologies and their management for a sustainable society will be addressed. The long lifespan of newly built assets means that today’s decisions will have long-lasting impacts on our planet and future generations. The conventional “grow first, clean up later” approaches to economic growth are increasingly placing the futures of regional economies and societies at risk. A variety of angles, including the infrastructure financing gap, nature-based solutions, and tools for project-level assessment such as environmental and social impact assessments or the integration of sustainability considerations into cost–benefit analyses will also be included in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Sudip Chakraborty
Prof. Dr. Sebastiano Candamano
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- social economy
- environmental management
- sustainable development
- world economy
- nature-based solutions