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01 August 2021
Sustainability and sustainable development within environmental planning and management
The Journal of Environmental Planning and Management is actively seeking submissions which contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, for a Special Issue of the journal to be published in 2022.
As discussed in a recent editorial (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09640568.2020.1753409) the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management has published a number of influential papers on this topic in recent years. These papers provide an international perspective and contribute to the international literature within their various disciplines. Consistent with the nature of the sustainable development concept, these papers take a social science perspective. Clearly these papers have focused on environmental issues.
This special issue welcomes innovative papers that address similar themes. These might include:
- the implementation of sustainability plans, adopting sustainable local practices, sustainability assessment/appraisal, and indicators/tools to support this assessment.
- papers relating to Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, such as sustainability labelling, sustainable supply chain management, environmental performance, eco-innovation within firms and governance of these processes.
- papers relating to Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, such as improving adaptation governance, smart cities, institutional innovation, adaptive planning governance and participation within and the accountability of these processes.
Examples of such papers are provided in the Editorial referred to above, but papers on other topics related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will also be welcomed.
This special issue is part of a cross-disciplinary collection in support of the European Commission’s Horizon Missions, with contributions from across the Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences. These missions collectively represent important research and policy priorities facing our global society. The collection will be published to be timed with Earth Day 2022 (22 April 2022) as part of a collaborative effort to support real-world research that addresses the SDGs and global policy priorities.
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