Special Issue "Climate Change Law, Policy and Governance for Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
For the global community as well as regional, national and subnational jurisdictions around the world, climate change represents perhaps the greatest sustainability challenge of our time. Due to the complexity of the climate crisis, from mitigation to adaptation to loss and damage, it also represents an immense governance challenge. While the science is clear, and more and more cost-effective solutions are available, many jurisdictions continue to struggle in their effort to decarbonize and adapt, while others are thriving through this transition.
Among the governance challenges certainly are the complexity of the climate issue, the interdisciplinary nature of many of the solutions, the social and economic implications, the pace of change in our understanding of the problem and available solutions, the intra- and intergenerational distribution of the impacts, the many interests that are affected by action and inaction on this critical issue, and the disconnect between decision-makers and those affected. Governments are challenged to identify solutions that integrate economic, social and environmental benefits on their own, while stakeholders tend to combine efforts to solve the problem with the pursuit of self-interest.
This Special Issue invites contributions to explore these and other governance challenges faced by jurisdictions around the world. The goal of this Special Issue is to improve the understanding of the key challenges, and, where possible, to offer solutions that can help jurisdictions struggling with the decarbonization of their societies.
Prof. Dr. Meinhard Doelle
Manuscript Submission Information
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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). 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.
- Climate Change
- Law and Policy