As the discussion on the process for creating the new Sustainable Development Goals continues to heat up, a growing number of voices from across the policy and scientific spectrum are now beginning to join the conversation. The open access journal, Sustainability, recently announced that it will be presenting new special issue dedicated entirely to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guest editors for this special issue are Dr. Hironori Hamanaka and Dr. Mark Elder, who are both based at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). While this special issue will showcase papers addressing all aspects relating to Sustainable Development Goals and their linkage with the Post 2015 Development Agenda, preference is being given to manuscripts that can take a “broader perspective and can contribute to the international political discussions on SDGs.“
Papers being sought for this issue include those exploring ideas about the content of the goals, how to develop them, lessons from past similar efforts, how to integrate the three pillars of sustainable development, and linkage with existing international goals and commitments; linkage with related concepts such as basic human needs, planetary boundaries, beyond GDP, and the green economy; and cross-cutting issues such as education and Sustainable Production & Consumption (SCP). In addition, the editors welcome submissions on governance, including the political process for developing goals as well as strengthening their implementation. Manuscripts are being accepted for this issue on a rolling basis, and the final submission deadline being November 30, 2013.
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