Special Issue "Win-Win Strategies for Climate Resilience and Air Pollution Control"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Air, Climate Change and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Joana Ferreira
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Guest Editor
CESAM & Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: air pollution; air quality modelling; atmospheric emissions; source contributions; control strategies; integrated assessment; environment and health impacts of air pollution
Dr. Sandra Rafael
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Guest Editor
CESAM & Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: air quality modelling; climate change; nature-based solutions; urban resilience; urban surface energy balance
Dr. Susana Cardoso Pereira
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Guest Editor
Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) & Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: numerical weather prediction and modelling; climate simulation and modelling climate variability and change; dynamical modelling of extreme events; statistical downscaling methods and statistics of weather extremes
Dr. David Carvalho
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Guest Editor
Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) & Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: numerical weather prediction;atmospheric modelling; renewable energies;climate simulation and modelling;climate variability and change;data assimilation;atmospheric motion vectors;observation system simulation experiments (OSSEs)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change and air pollution are the main challenges of the 21st century, and they are closely related. The international initiatives and the EU’s strict and ambitious strategies to tackle those problems, emphasizing urgent action to adapt to climate change, to mitigate its already felt impacts, and to reduce air pollution for environment and health protection, towards cleaner, greener, and healthier ecosystems and societies. 

Multiscale, multidisciplinary, and systemic approaches are needed to better inform citizens and stakeholders and to effectively support decision-makers in implementing win-win strategies to increase climate resilience and simultaneously improve air quality, and consequently health and wellbeing, strengthening the “air pollution–climate change” co-benefit. By doing that, the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations, namely SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SSG 13 (Climate Action) can be pursued.

As Guest Editor of the Sustainability Special Issue “Win-Win Strategies for Climate Resilience and Air Pollution Control”, I kindly invite you to publish your emerging research on this topic.

Your contribution, covering (but not limited to) the following research aspects will make a difference!

  • Climate change and air pollution impacts;
  • Adaptation and mitigation strategies;
  • Win-win integrated strategies to tackle climate change and air pollution;
  • Cost–benefit analysis of integrated strategies;
  • Nature-based solutions as win-win strategies;
  • Successfully implemented strategies—case studies with replication potential.

Please submit your research or review paper at your earliest convenience, but no later than March 15th, 2022. 

Dr. Joana Ferreira
Dr. Sandra Rafael
Dr. Susana Cardoso Pereira
Dr. David Carvalho
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • climate change
  • climate resilience
  • adaptation
  • mitigation
  • emission reduction strategies
  • carbon neutrality
  • air quality impacts
  • health impacts
  • integrated assessment studies
  • decision-making
  • policy-support
  • cost–benefit analysis
  • nature-based solutions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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