Special Issue "Community, Circularity, and Sustainability: Climate Solutions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 2381
Interests: environment and sustainability; climate and policy; circularity and community; heritage and folkloristics; development and sustainability
Interests: folkloristics; ethnology; ethnic studies; material culture; community and environment
Interests: supply chain sustainability; circular economy; supply chain resilience; risk management; disruptive technology and implications on supply chain.
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Interests: socio–spatial dimensions of economic development; agricultural and natural resource management and policy; human dimensions of environmental change; land use and land cover change; remote sensing; cities and urban-rural interactions; developing and emerging regions, especially East and Southern Africa
Sustainability (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability), an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed, and open-access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability, invites submissions for a Special Issue on connections between sustainability and concepts of community engagement and circular economy on climate solutions. The journal is published by MDPI, which for over 25 years has been devoted to supporting and disseminating open-access scholarship that is included in reporting of Community of Science impact scores.
This Special Issue responds to global concerns over the increasing frequency and duration of life-and livelihoods-threatening events of climate change on local communities, including heavy rains, ﬂoods, water scarcity, stress, thunderstorms, and droughts. A concept that has been proved to be effective to address economic, social, cultural and ecological problems arising from climate change is the "circular economy." By reusing, refurbishing, reducing, and recycling existing materials and products alongside regenerating ecosystems and traditional culture, it purportedly can alleviate stress on communities and their environments adversely affected by climate change. Designing circular supply chain network is essential for effective and efficient circular economy practices. The editors seek papers on different measures such as supply chain management practices, nature-based solutions (NbS) that offer practical solutions to climate change, poverty, livelihoods, wellbeing, and resource- scarcity. Papers are sought that highlight local contexts and solutions for folk, local, and indigenous communities that typically are isolated from governmental decisions and are under-represented in various levels of bureaucracy. In addition, the editors seek contributions on bottom-up approaches in line with democratic political administration with the potential for green growth and sustainability.
- To seek contributions that are interdisciplinary and will be accessible to both non-specialist and specialist audiences.
- To bridge SOCIAL SCIENCES and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, agriculture and mathematics) fields with applicability to public/foreign policy and socio-ecological, economic and cultural conservation/revitalization/restoration.
- To encourage collaborative submissions from economists, political scientists, sociologists, folklorists, environmentalists, anthropologists, geographers, archaeologists, psychologists, engineers, architects, agriculturalists, logistics and supply chain professionals, planners, policymakers, practitioners, and trans-disciplinary researchers to publish their empirical, experimental, theoretical, policy, and translational research in a globally accessible format.
Prof. Abdullah Al Mamun
Prof. Dr. Simon J. Bronner
Dr. Md Maruf Hossan Chowdhury
Dr. Ryan Z. Good
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 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs), 2000 CHF from 1 January 2022. 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.
- circular economy
- climate solutions