Special Issue "Sustainability in China: Bridging Global Knowledge with Local Action"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2014).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: human-natural system analysis; policy & human dimensions in sustainability; industrial ecology and circular economy
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As the biggest emerging and developing country on the planet, China’s rapid pace of both urbanization and industrialization over the past decades has attracted global attention. However, a heavy environmental price has been paid for being the world's second-largest economy. By recently announcing future reforms toward sustainable development, China's new leaders have offered “green hope” to the public. Nevertheless, we need to have a deeper understanding into China at very different levels, both spatially and structurally; concerns range from generating sustainable household livelihoods to global climate change, from developing technological applications to generating institutional changes. Also, China needs both local case-based empirical studies as well as global experience-based learning to inform itself of the best route to sustainability.
This Special Issue of Sustainability, “Sustainability in China: Bridging Global Knowledge with Local Action” aims to explore, in either a top-down or bottom-up manner, the intended and spontaneous issues concerning China’s road to sustainability. These issues’ dynamics and consequences are still poorly understood. This Special Issue is committed to finding new and more effective ways of generating and transferring scientific results so as to better enable China to undergo needed societal transformation processes. Thus, this Special Issue welcomes papers addressing all aspects relating to sustainability in China; interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary, and transformative research are particularly welcome, as is inspired thinking.
Dr. Mario Tobias
Dr. Bing Xue
Manuscript Submission Information
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- social aspects of sustainability
- industrial ecosystems
- low carbon development
- circular economy
- sustainability indicator
- sustainability assessment
- green metric
- resource efficiency
- sustainable livelihood
- enabling technologies for sustainability
- society-environment system
- regional governance