Call for Papers on Special Issue: Sustaining Resources for the Future
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 1区
• 小类 : 工程：环境 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
Resource is the backbone of modern society. The sustainable utilization of resource, referring to co-achievement of maximizing resource utilization efficiency and minimizing the subsequent environmental impacts, is a critical issue to sustain humankind on the planet. The feedback loop running between resource use and social outcomes has been recognized, but the analyses are quite limited (O’Neil et al., 2018). Most existing analyses focus on one-way link (Steinberger and Roberts, 2010; Lamb and Rao, 2015; Knight and Rosa, 2011). A small number of studies that tried to systematically look at resource use and social system but are constrained to some specific countries and regions (Cole et al., 2014; Dearing, 2014; Hoornweg et al., 2016). In order to approach sustainable utilization of resources, it is necessary to globally characterize and improve both physical and social systems.
Recognizing the needs, the 25th International Sustainable Development Research Society Annual Conference set “Sustaining Resources for the Future” as its theme, which was held in Nanjing, China, between 26-28 June 2019. The conference provided a platform for people with various disciplinary and geographic backgrounds to communicate on sustainable resource utilization, which is embedded in social system.
As one of the major results of the 25th ISDRS annual conference, a Special Issue titled “Sustaining Resources for the Future” is therefore going to be published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The purpose of this special issue is to increase public awareness of the mutual relations between resource use and social outcomes, to encourage exchange of perspectives, experiences and ideas from research and practice relating to sustainable utilization of resources, and to help policy-makers make more scientific decisions.
The guest editors of this anticipated Special Issue of the JCLP, welcome contributions from but not limited to the papers submitted to the 25th ISDRS annual conference. Any paper on resource utilization with multi-disciplinary perspective is welcomed. The themes include but are not limited to the followings.
Resource flow analysis
Human intervention on the resource cycles
Resource utilization and consumption behaviors
Technologies to improve resource utilization efficiency
Creative ways of approaching zero-wastes
Social, economic and institutional factors that affect resource utilization