Special Issue "Green Technology and Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Neal N. Xiong
Guest Editor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Northeastern State University, OK 74464, USA
Interests: Sensor networks; Internet of Things; Optimization Theory
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Dr. Sajid Hussain
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Interests: energy efficient communication protocols and security techniques for mobile, Sensor Networks, and pervasive applications
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Prof. Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
Guest Editor
Department of Communications, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Interests: network protocols; network algorithms; wireless sensor networks; ad hoc networks; multimedia streaming
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable development emphasizes the enhancement of environmental, social, and economic resources, with all three being critical to meet the needs of current and future generations. Bottlenecks in the way sustainable development has been approached in practice (with a focus on environmental protection and negative externalities) provide a basis for understanding the evolution of the Green Economy concept. In the present scenario, green technologies are playing a significant role in changing the course of nations’ economic growth towards sustainability and providing an alternative socio-economic model that will enable present and future generations to live in a clean and healthy environment, in harmony with nature. Green technology, which is also known as clean technology, refers to the development and extension of processes, practices, and applications that improve or replace the existing technologies, helping society to meet its own needs while substantially decreasing the impact of humanity on the planet and reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The concepts of green technologies, if endorsed and pervaded into the lives of all societies, will facilitate the aim of the Millennium Development Goals of keeping the environment intact and improving it in order for civilization to survive. This Special Issue titled Green Technology and Sustainable Development is focused on the goals of green technologies which are becoming increasingly important for ensuring sustainability.

As a contribution to the ongoing worldwide research effort, Sustainability considers it important to promote further research in this area. The journal is hereby inviting submissions related to the questions highlighted above. In particular, we welcome submissions on the following topics:

  • General equilibrium analysis of energy–environment–economy
  • Operation and calculation experiments of complex ecologic-economic systems
  • Global game analysis of low-carbon economy
  • Measurement of energy efficiency
  • Factors affecting environmental total factor productivity
  • Design of environmental taxes
  • Climate change and the environment
  • The impact of environmental regulation on green technology innovation
  • The evolution of international climate governance systems and cooperation mechanisms
  • Technology spillovers and sustainable economic development
  • The environmental assessment of outward foreign direct investment
  • Green logistics, supply chain, and operations management
  • Integrated water resources management for whole river basins
  • Strategies for designing low-carbon national urban policy

Dr. Neal N. Xiong
Dr. Sajid Hussain
Dr. Gautam Srivastava
Prof. Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
Guest Editors

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 1800 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.


  • clean technology
  • ensuring sustainability
  • green technology
  • sustainable development
  • circular economy
  • LCA methodology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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