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Accelerating Climate Change Mitigation

UN Climate Change Conference

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Sustainable Earth welcomes submissions to the article collection on 'Accelerating Climate Change Mitigation'.

This article collection on climate change mitigation brings together a collection of policy-relevant papers focused on innovation, policy and governance of climate change mitigation technologies. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, we aim to include reflections on ex-post policy evaluation, how contextual factors affect success and how they could be managed, and how countries, businesses and other actors can collaborate more effectively to meet the Paris Agreement objectives. Building on (but not limited to) the results of the CARISMA project , this thematic series aims to formulate an answer to the question, 'What innovation and economic policy would make a nation 2050-proof from a climate perspective?'

Submission Instructions

Deadline for submissions: 01 June 2019

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Sustainable Earth. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Sustainable Earth submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Accelerating climate change mitigation'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor

Heleen de Coninck, Radboud University, Netherlands

Guest Editor

Wytze van der Gaast, Joint Implementation Network, Netherlands

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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    108 days from submission to first decision
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