Special Issue "Disaster-risk Reduction and Impact Assessment for Resilience and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: Use of satellite data for: air-pollution monitoring and associated health indicators; Nature protection and conservation of biodiversity; assistance in crisis management of natural disasters.
Interests: ecosystem management; disaster prevention; circular economy and SCP; sustainable development goals; sustainable finance; marine and coastal protection
Managing natural disasters and building resilience are, unquestionably, two pillars to attain sustainability on a climatically-changing Earth. Thus, the adoption of the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change focus on enhancing adaptive capacity, increasing resilience, and limiting vulnerability, while the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underlines the urgent need to reduce the risk of disasters.
The current Special Issue of Sustainability is seeking papers that can demonstrate how the notions of emergency management, including risk reduction, preparedness and of impact assessment, can be translated into cost-effective policies and practices, favorable of resilience, adaptation and sustainability within the critical zone, particularly in and around our vulnerable growing cities.
Original research articles and literature review papers addressing disaster-risk reduction (including prevention and mitigation) and impact assessment for resilience and sustainability (including recovery actions) will be considered for publication in this issue. In line with this journal’s policy of having no restriction on the overall length of the paper, Section Editors will expect academic communications to be concise, clear and readable. Authors are advised to make full use of ‘Supplementary Materials’ in their submissions.
Dr. Nicolas Sifakis
Ms. Christine Haffner-Sifakis
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
- sustainable cities
- sustainable development
- risk reduction
- emergency management
- impact assessment
- adaptation policy
- UN 2030 Agenda
- Paris Agreement