Special Issue "Sustainability Strategies to Adapt to Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2015)
Dr. Rafael D’Almeida Martins
Independent consultant and researcher on climate change adaptation, food security and sustainable development, Maputo, Mozambique
Interests: climate change adaptation; impacts, vulnerability and adaptation; food security; disaster risk reduction; local governance; citizen participation; sustainable development
The idea of ‘sustainability strategies to adapt to climate change’ highlights that, while adaptation to climate change is increasingly required over the next years and decades, we need to know more about the implications and effects of these strategies. Based on our current knowledge, there is no certainty that our adaptive responses to climate change are sustainable, nor how they are likely to contribute to human well-being and environmental integrity. Previous studies have presented climate change as both a threat and an opportunity for sustainable development. It means that some adaptation strategies can undermine long term principles of sustainable development while others can surely contribute to social and environmental sustainability.
In this special issue, we seek to synthetize discussions and analyses of climate change adaptation experiences and strategies that are socially and environmentally sustainable, contributing to sustainable development as well as responding to climate change. It will include individual and collective measures, policy frameworks and local and community strategies.
Dr. Rafael D’Almeida Martins
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- food security
- sustainable development
- sustainable adaptation
- community-based adaptation
- disaster risk reduction
- resilient pathways