Special Issue on Sustainable Production and Consumption within the Circular Economy
• 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
• 小类 : 绿色可持续发展技术 - 2区
The transition to a circular Europe is an opportunity to transform our production and consumption and make it more sustainable. The European commission defined the EU action plan for a Circular Economy: Closing the loop, which aims at being instrumental in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, in particular Goal 12 of ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns. Emphasis is given to the role of both production and consumption aspects, as well as the sustainability of the products and services delivered to the market.
The proposed SV is based on papers at the ERSCP 2019 Conference that took place in Barcelona 14-18 October 2019, entitled "Circular Europe for Sustainability: Design, Production and Consumption". The ERSCP is one of Europe's most renown conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCP conferences favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production and increasingly and the Circular Economy. The main goal of the ERSCPs is to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production, as well as the transition to a Circular Economy: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc. The SV evolves around the conference tracks of consumption, circular economy, industry and business and education, as well as transdisciplinarity, innovation, design and policy as all these aspects are crucial to any transformation to a sustainable production and consumption society and a circular economy.
The planners and guest editors of the VSI of the JCLP, "Progress on Circular Economy and Sustainable Consumption and Production: Design, Consumption and Production perspectives" welcome articles, based upon case studies, research papers, and comprehensive, integrative literature reviews that include but are not restricted to the topics presented during the 19th ERSCP2019.