Special Issue "Carbon Neutrality and Multi-Dimensional Sustainable Urbanization in the Era of Climate Change and Anthropocene"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sustainability and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Mingxing Chen
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Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: sustainable urbanization; China’s new-type urbanization; urban governance; land
Prof. Dr. Chao Ye
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School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Interests: environment governance; production of space; land use and management; rural-urban interactions; sustainable development goals; gender issues; inequality
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Dr. Zhipeng Tang
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Key Lab of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 10010, China
Interests: carbon reduction; energy consumption; quantification of regional sustainable development
Prof. Dr. Baoshi Jin
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Guest Editor
School of Resources and Enviroment, Anqing Normal University, Anqing 246113, China
Interests: urban ecology; wetland ecology and enviroment; land use and management
Dr. Xiaoping Zhang
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Guest Editor
College of Resources and Environment,University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Interests: urban sustainable development; industrial transformation; economic geography

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global large-scale urbanization and climate change has created indisputable facts and outstanding challenges that are a common concern of mankind. Interestingly, large-scale urbanization is both a cause of and a solution to climate change. In an address to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2020, President Xi Jinping pledged that China would achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. This announcement is of great significance for the realization of global carbon emission reduction and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and also sets a new target for China to deal with climate change and green and low-carbon development. The new target of the achievement of carbon neutrality before 2060 has an important impact on the process of carbon reduction, and large-scale urbanization needs to adjust and transition according to it. Thus, it is essential to explore the roadmap for achieving carbon neutrality from the perspective of sustainable urbanization, to promote the transition of large-scale urbanization for green development, to establish and develop the frontier interdisciplinary field of carbon emissions and sustainable urbanization, to provide suggestions for the layout of science and technology, to improve the sustainability of China’s dramatic urbanization process, and to play a scientific supporting role for China’s new-type urbanization and carbon emission reduction-related policy. This Special Issue welcomes theoretical discussions, innovative methods, applied case studies, review articles, and policy papers that connect carbon neutrality and multi-dimensional sustainable urbanization with the themes of resilience, sustainable development, and sustainability.

Prof. Dr. Mingxing Chen
Prof. Dr. Chao Ye
Dr. Zhipeng Tang
Prof. Dr. Baoshi Jin
Dr. Xiaoping Zhang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • carbon neutrality
  • sustainable urbanization
  • climate change
  • urban resilience
  • urban sustainability
  • rapid urbanization compact cities
  • human–land–atmosphere coupling
  • adaptation and mitigation
  • spatial analysis
  • sustainable development
  • rural–urban governance
  • rural–urban relations
  • energy consumption
  • carbon reduction
  • embodied carbon emission
  • urban ecology
  • urban wetland

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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