Call for Papers: Special Issue of "Sustainable Production and Consumption" on the WEF Nexus

Water-Energy-Food Nexus // Call for Papers: Special Issue of "Sustainable Production and Consumption" on the WEF Nexus

Publisher Elsevier invites papers from researchers and practitioners in engineering, natural and social sciences as well as humanities. Articles at the interface of these disciplines are particularly encouraged. Deadline is 28 Feb 2015.

Aiming to make ground-breaking contributions to the field, this special issue provides a unique platform for discussing key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the energy-food-water nexus, examining the interplay between technology, policy, economy, environment and society.

Providing a sustainable supply of energy, food and water is one of the global grand challenges. So far, these three sectors have been considered in isolation of each other, despite being intricately interconnected. It is now becoming increasingly clear that, if we are to address sustainability issues they are facing, we need to consider wider cross-sectoral impacts, taking a life cycle approach to identify relevant environmental, economic and social aspects. A nexus approach seeks to understand these interdependencies to help find more sustainable solutions for supplying energy, food and water.

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About Sustainable Production and Consumption

Sustainable Production and Consumption

can be defined as production and use of products and services in a manner that is socially beneficial, economically viable and environmentally benign over their whole life cycle. The journal aims to provide a leading platform for publishing high-quality interdisciplinary papers on research and practice in this emerging field. It looks uniquely at the interactions between technology, consumption and policy to help identify more-sustainable solutions for both production and consumption systems. Papers from engineers, natural and social scientists as well as philosophers are invited and those at the interface between these disciplines are particularly encouraged. Types of article published by the journal include original research, perspectives, short communications, policy and review papers.

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