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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

For a Special Issue on
India's efforts and progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in areas of health, energy, and infrastructure

Manuscript deadline
01 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Aviral Kumar Tiwari, IIM Bodhgaya
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Prof. Archana Patro, IIM Bodhgaya
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India's efforts and progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in areas of health, energy, and infrastructure

Dear Colleagues,

The Government of India is strongly committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).India’s effort towards the same is clearly being reflected in the motto of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas (Collective Efforts for Inclusive Growth) . The country has developed a robust SDG localization model centered on adoption, implementation and monitoring at the State and district levels. India will play a leading role in determining the success of the SDGs, globally as the fastest growing major economy of the world.
Notwithstanding its scarce financial resources due to relatively low per-capita income, large population and vast geographical expanse, India is committed to achieve its SDG within a short period. Even as it combats poverty, India remains committed to protecting the environment. The country’s strategy in health is focused on providing essential services to the entire population, with a special emphasis on the poor and vulnerable groups. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Sustainable energy is a chance to change people’s lives, economies, and the environment. India has been working hard to address all aspects of Goal. But SDGs can be met only through high standards of governance at all levels which is a challenge.We hope that just as India has been learning from the experience of other countries, other countries will find India’s experience helpful in advancing the SDGs.

By understanding the linkages between the SDGs and their specific Targets through different research,they can better support the policy makers to formulate the policies accordingly. The current issue makes an attempt in sentisiting the academic community and policy makes through call for papers for United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in areas of health, energy, and infrastructure.
Infrastructure can contribute to the socio-economic development of society by improving the productivity (Neumann, 2009). Sustainable infrastructure has been defined as “infrastructure that is socially inclusive, low carbon and climate resilient” (Bielenberg et al., 2016, p. 2).Infrastructure has a crucial role towards the sustainable development agenda due to its ability to generate and sustain economic growth (Fay et al., 2011), therefore delivering and maintaining infrastructure system that is robust and can adapt to climate change with minimal disruption to essential services is key. This will ensure that society delivers more efficient infrastructure with lower-emissions and resilience to the negative effects of climate change such as heatwaves, flooding, more extreme winter weather, etc. (Bhattacharya et al., 2012). Maintaining sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems that can withstand floods, keep road systems and the reliability of building structures is crucial for guaranteeing essential services such as energy and water supplies (Boyle et al., 2013). Sustainable and resilient infrastructure can help with the global effort in tackling the effects of the climate change (Qureshi, 2016).

It was increasingly recognised that energy underpins economic and social development, without which it would not be possible to eliminate poverty. Energy systems were defined broadly to include all components of anthropogenic and environmental systems related to the production, conversion, delivery, and use of energy.The scientific community thus has a critical role to play here: first in identifying the character of the key relationships and then in elucidating where they are strong or weak and what they depend on (Howells et al 2013). After all, the impacts of energy extraction, conversion, and consumption activities on other sectors (i.e., sustainability domains) can be far-reaching—be those impacts economic, social, or environmental in nature. (Brew-Hammond,2012)

Health has a central position in the agenda through SDG 3, and is closely linked to over a dozen targets in other goals related to urban health, equal access to treatments, and non-communicable diseases, among others. In fact, the SDGs represent a unique opportunity to promote public health through an integrated approach to public policies across different sectors (the Health in All approach defined by the WHO). For example, better education for girls (goal 4.1) in southern Africa would improve maternal health (goal 3.1); tackling child malnourishment (goal 2.2) would have a great impact on child health (goal 3.2); and ensuring access to safe water (6.1) or tackling ambient air pollution (11.6) will evidently have a direct impact on several SDG3 targets. On the other hand, using coal to improve energy access (goal 7), would have a negative impact on health. Thus, the achievement of the health goals will need policy coherence to reinforce synergies between certain SDGs and minimise trade-offs.

This special issue welcomes contributions that support and advance the UN's sustainable development goals in the areas of health, energy, and infrastructure for India.We encourage research from academicians, practitioners, NGOs and governmental sources to submit their original research and review papers related to the theme.The paper can be of any form such as qualitative/quantitative research/ Theoretical papers/Systematic/thematic reviews with major contribution and implications.

Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
• International best practices and methodologies for involving all generations in the sustainable development processes at national, regional and local levels
• Restoring medium-term fiscal sustainability
• Creating investment climate and sustaining growth
• Inter-institutional cooperation and cross-sectoral partnership for the benefit of regional sustainable development.
• Youth engagement in sustainable development of the regions
• Big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and machine learning for SDGs.
• Implementing the SDGs in India
• Community-driven solutions for resilient and sustainable systems
• Socially equitable economic development
• Equitable, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure
• Relationships among economic and health equity and community resilience
• Capacity building and good governance
• Health and gender-related issues
• Inclusive green growth to address poverty, unemployment and inequality
• The financial implications of ESG investing
• Climate change and the environment
• Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis.
• COP 26 target and COP27 projections
• Financial Innovation for Sustainability
• Carbon Tax and Energy Financing.
• sustainability accounting and integrated reporting
• The land, water, energy, food nexus and biological resources and sustainable growth
• Governance and sustainability
• Financial Performance and Accounting Practices for Sustainability
• Corporate Governance and Ethics in Sustainability
• ESG ratings and Assessment in Finance
• Financing a Net-Zero Future
• Role of Regulators and Financial Institutions for Sustainable Development
• Natural Resource Extraction and Sustainable Economic Development.
• International Economic Integration and Environmental Sustainability
• Energy Economics and Macroeconomic Stability.
• Role of Corporate Innovation and Political Institutions in achieving SDGs.
• The Role of Human capital to attain Sustainable Economic Growth
• Digitization and Sustainable Economic Development
• SDGs drive innovation in organizations
• Role of supply chains IN SDG

Prof. Aviral Kumar Tiwari & Prof. Archana Patro
Guest Editors

Submission Instructions

- "special issue title” when submitting your paper to ScholarOne: Sustainable Development Goals and India
- Details of different types of papers that will be accepted: Research Articles
- Expected publication dates: December 2024

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