环境科学与工程SCI期刊专刊信息5条

环境科学与工程 | SCI期刊专刊信息5条

环境科学与工程Environmental Research Call for Papers on Special Issue: Climate Crisis and Health全文截稿: 2020-06-30影响因子: 5.026中科院JCR分区:?大类 : 环境科学与生态学 – 2区?小类 : 环境科学 – 2区?小类 : 公共卫生、环境卫生与职业卫生 – 2区网址: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-researchThere is a unanimous scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions generated by human activity are changing Earth’s climate, becoming one of the biggest global health challenges of the 21st century. In fact, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forecasts an increase in the global average temperature by 2100 within the range 1.4–5.8 °C. Change in world climate influence the functioning of many ecosystems and their member species. Likewise, impacts on human health might occur in a variety of ways – mostly adversely. Climate change threatens the crucial elements of good health – clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food supply, and safe shelter – and has the potential to undermine decades of progress in global health. Consequently, potential impacts of climate change on health are being increasingly reported and documented. In turn, it is forecasted that between 2030 and 2050, climate change will cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress alone. Areas with weak health infrastructure – mostly in developing countries – will be the least able to cope without assistance to prepare and respond. Climate change management for public health is not limited to environmental issues, but ethical, social, political and economic in nature. Today, there is growing interest in climate change’s effect on human health and acknowledgment of its link to other topics, such as environmental justice, risk analysis, risk perception, data analytics, and public policy. Hence, a multidisciplinary scientific approach is necessary to: i) understand how the complex system of climate change and health is linked and interact; ii) propose innovative, valuable and timely solutions to such a complex problem at local, regional and global scale.
环境科学与工程Journal of Cleaner Production Special Issue on Sustainable food supply chains – Emerging technologies and strategies toward low-carbon ecosystems全文截稿: 2020-10-30影响因子: 6.395中科院JCR分区:?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区网址: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-cleaner-productionClimate change is massively altering the dynamics of natural ecosystems. These systems are collapsing under an increasing human pressure, resulting in pollution of air, water, and soil as well as unsustainable exploitation of non-renewable natural and abiotic resources. Meanwhile, population growth and rising per-capita consumption of animal products is expected to double global food demand by 2050 (Koning and Van Ittersum, 2009). The agri-food industry, heavily tied to climate issues and dependent on natural ecosystems, is growing and expanding too to fulfil this food demand, hereby exacerbating the environmental pressure and burdening this vicious cycle.These trends result in many challenges in managing food supply chains: from cultivating agricultural materials to food treatment, processing, and distribution, as well as packaging, storage, and the valorization of by-products and wastes. A new holistic design and management paradigm, able to transcend the boundaries of the current practice and methodologies and to shift the focus from the pure profitability of food operations to their environmental and social externalities, is expected.Indeed, sustainable food supply chains must address food security, promote environmentally sustainable development, and balance growers and consumers participation with ecosystem services and biodiversity (FACCE-JPI, 2011).These ambitious challenges require always more holistic and multi-disciplinary support-decision tools for optimizing and greening the entire food supply chain as a spatially unbounded ecosystem.This Special Issue aims at collecting emerging models, methods, and decision support tools, but also advanced technology able to incorporate environmental sustainability targets in the design and operation of food supply chain ecosystems. Articles are allowed to focus on part of the supply chain, but are expected to place their work in the context of the larger food supply chain, using environmental sustainability as the primary lens of assessment. Preference will be given to those contributions providing quantitative methodologies and practical tools able to measure and reduce the environmental pressure of food industries.Furthermore, this Special Issue values interdisciplinarity, and is intended for researchers operating in the wide field of food and agricultural ecosystems, connecting disciplines like decision sciences, data sciences, energy engineering, industrial engineering, environmental engineering, packaging and material science, agricultural science.Topics of InterestThe topics relevant to this special issue include but are not limited to:Sustainable agricultural, farming, and post-harvesting strategiesMulticriteria sustainability performance measures in the food contextOptimizing resources in agriculture and food processingDesign and management of eco-friendly food packaging systemsClosed-loop ecosystems for by-product valorizationOptimizing food storage-distribution operations to face climate change pressureImproving traceability and transparency of food operationsManaging food supply chains in the circular economySustainability-focused production planning and controlStrategic approaches for waste managementEnergy efficient food processing and treatment systemsSustainable cold chain design and managementRenewable energy technologies in food supply chainBiofuel impact on land use and food securitySmart energy grids and communities in agri-food sectorDigital twins in food processing, storage, and distributionIoT and digitalization in agriculture and the food industry
环境科学与工程Journal of Cleaner Production Special issue on Widening Cleaner Production scope and targets: from local to global initiatives全文截稿: 2020-11-30影响因子: 6.395中科院JCR分区:?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区网址: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-cleaner-productionThe term Cleaner Production (CP) is used in different ways, although it is commonly cited as “a preventive, company-specific environmental protection initiative” or “the continuous application of an integrated preventive environmental strategy to processes, products, and services to increase overall efficiency, and reduce risks to humans and the environment” (Balkau, 2005). Although the most visible programs to date are the initiatives favoring the installation of cleaner technologies and the more widespread use of environmental management systems in industry, CP evolved along the past 40 years, and the vision on CP changed considerably, in scope, content and the range of sectors applying the approach. This widening content imposed new methods to address the range of aspects of sustainable development, which emerged. In addition, the targets moved: from less pollution and waste generation mainly during the production, over design of products with less environmental impact, to the food-energy-water nexus, to green/blue and circular economy, environmentally sound services sectors, and quality of life in green/smart cities, regions and countries.The widening area of application of CP is not limited to the increasing number of sectors, which might benefit from applying the concept. In addition, larger structures and organizations will benefit. Cities, for example, host more than half of the world population, and most urban agglomerations are localized at the borders of the continents, contributing with important part of their economy through water trade. The idea of eco-cities bounds to several environmental problems, such as increasing urbanization, cleaning-up the past and present industrial wastes/emissions and declining quality of life. Blue/green cities may reply to these problems establishing policies and initiatives concerning water use, waste emissions, carbon control (Lucarelli and Roe, 2012). Cities bordering the sea or rivers will pay special attention to the blue economy, and for both, blue and green, policies should include CP in several ways. In Europe, the progress of smart cities depends on the advancement of the green economy based on energy efficiency and renewable energy resources (Ferrara, 2015). In some developing countries smart cities follow the recommendations of of the Rio 20 Conference (UN, 1992), and reality strives towards combining these green/blue aspects with the notion of cities as knowledge centers (De Jong et al., 2013).Although during recent years progress was realized in integrating CP in the widening landscape of areas where the concept is applied, intellectual investments in fundamental, applied and practical tools remain required. Moreover, the broader application field generates new needs, such as baseline/monitoring indicators (Bell and Morse, 1999), specific measures targeted to assign the effectiveness and efficiency of CP (Henriques and Catarino, 2015; Cabello-Eras et al., 2014), assessment methods to help preventing, avoiding and/or mitigating negative effects on the environment (Devuyst, 1995) improving decision making and policies towards SD. Therefore, collecting data, including the monitoring of foreseen/overlooked impacts, is essential and scientific models are an important instrument to enhance the predictive capacity of the assessment approaches (Giannetti et al., 2009).The widening of the scope covered by CPalso results in broadening the aims to be accomplished by involving the service and administrative sectors, next to the decision makers, and requires a broader societal understanding of sustainable development; by including quality and responsible use of energy and resources; by including CP at a strategy level; and by including sustainable and responsible consumption as a key element of the total process.An overview of 40 years of evolving ideas on CP can not only illustrate the logical steps taken during the widening of the concept, but also, show the challenges that cannot be solved by technology (even not in combination with socio-economic data) alone. A wider and more integrated approach, combining technological advances with human network, policies, and ethical aspects are needed to ensure further steps towards SD.Since 2007, during the seven previous IWACPs, academics have presented, debated, explored and assessed ways to improve the environmental performance of industrial and agricultural production and consumption systems. As one of the main results of those conferences, seven SVs were published in the JCLP. The 8thand the 9thInternational Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production (IWACP) are co-organized by the Paulista University and the Advances in Cleaner Production Network, which was founded for the exchange of information to assist the desired transitions to Sustainable Societies. The 8th IWACP counted with the active participation of faculty from the Beijing Normal University (Sanya, China), and the 9thin Melbourne, Australia under the co-organization of the faculty of Deakin University. Both events aimed at emphasizing and highlighting the role of CP in contributing broadly to sustainable development, from the application of local actions to global interventions.The guest editors of the VSI of the JCLP, “Widening Cleaner Production scope and targets: from local to global initiatives” 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 8th and 9th IWACP. Authors are invited to transform their ‘conference-ready papers’ into full, peer review-ready, documents based upon the feedback from conference participants and from members of the SV Editorial team.Dealing with the widening of CP concept will allow to major trends for the future, and in accordance with the high academic standards promoted by the JCLP, this CfP is focused upon but is not limited to the following themes:CP becoming an important part of the vision, strategy, policy, and management not only in production sectors (industry, agriculture, forestry, aquaculture), but also in service sectors increasing the attention for cleaner and responsible consumption.Proper monitoring and identification of the current environmental issues, including suitable environmentally accountancy allowing to establish more accurate and more targeted (environmental, social, economic, combined) footprints,CP targeting SD coinciding with the aims of social wellbeing and cleaner environment interpreted in a blue/green/smart city context (neutral carbon balance, zero waste, accessible green and blue spaces).Integrated CO2-reduction approaches to alleviate climate change and the associated effects; combining prevention, reuse, stocks, minimization, adaptation, and mitigation, – CP involving improved and optimized production processes, life cycle approaches, product design, sustainability-targeted quality control, stakeholder involvement, awareness raising and training (Huisingh et al., 2014).CP helping to balance the food-energy- water nexus through improving the efficiency of water use and treatment; environmentally sound food production; and energy efficiency.
环境科学与工程Environmental Modelling Software Call for papers of Special Issue on Sensitivity analysis for environmental modelling全文截稿: 2020-12-01影响因子: 4.552中科院JCR分区:?大类 : 环境科学与生态学 – 2区?小类 : 计算机:跨学科应用 – 2区?小类 : 工程:环境 – 3区?小类 : 环境科学 – 2区网址: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-modelling-and-softwareSensitivity analysis is the tool to tackle the trade-off between model completeness and model interpretability, to decide what drives the model-based inference, e.g. in cases where a number of model-based inferences are similar but conditional on different assumptions, and for many other applications linked to the quality of models. Sensitivity analysis could thus be seen as the hermeneutics of mathematical modelling. The Ninth International Conference on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO) has been held in Barcelona (Spain) in October, 2019. Active since 1995, the SAMO conferences series tackles methods and application of sensitivity analysis in a truly interdisciplinary spirit, joining scholars and practitioners active in a myriad of discipline and application areas. Based on this conference – but open to other contributions – this special issue will promote the development, the use and the teaching of sensitivity analysis in environmental applications. The special issue also welcomes submissions on topics such as advancing to a more structured and standardized approach to verification in mathematical modelling, assessing the sensitivity of complex integrated models, and SA in support of model identifiability.
环境科学与工程Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment Call for abstracts for a virtual special issue of Transportation Research Part D on the Topic: “Intercity Travel and the Environment”摘要截稿: 2020-06-01全文截稿: 2020-12-01影响因子: 4.051中科院JCR分区:?大类 : 工程技术 – 2区?小类 : 运输科技 – 3区网址: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-research-part-d-transport-and-environmentCall for abstracts for a virtual special issue of Transportation Research Part D on the Topic: “Intercity Travel and the Environment”Intercity passenger travel has increased dramatically. According to the International Air Transport Association, air transportation has grown significantly in the past decade, especially in Asia with an annual growth rate close to 10%. Since the beginning of the 21st century, high-speed rail (HSR) has been developed at a faster pace around the world. According to the International Union of Railways, by 2019, 51,581 km HSR operates in 20 countries (e.g., China, Japan, Spain, France, Germany, and USA) and China constructed about two thirds of world’s total tracks in the last decade.Both airplanes and HSR provide high-quality substitutes for conventional railways and long-distance coach services. For instance, the modal share of coaches and conventional railways for intercity passenger travel in China dropped from 85% in 2007 to 55% in 2017, while the share of airplanes and HSR grew from 15% to 45%. What do these modal shifts mean for energy consumption and emissions? What are the effects of intercity transportation on air quality and public health? How does intercity transportation infrastructure contribute to the development of sustainable and resilient land use and transportation systems? All these questions have important implications for the environment.This special issue seeks to gather high-quality research to understand environmental implications of intercity passenger travel in the world. We welcome original research and reviews on (but not limited to) the following topics:Impacts of intercity transport development and operations on energy use and climate;Impacts on air quality and public health;Impacts on travel behavior;Impacts on land use development;Sustainability and resilience of intercity transportation systems;Policy responses to the above impacts and their implications for designing and managing intercity transportation systems.
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