Special Issue “Resources Policy and Sustainable Development”

Special Issue “Resources Policy and Sustainable Development”

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section “Resources and Sustainable Utilization“.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Giovanni De Feo Website
Guest Editor
Department of Industrial Engineering (DIIn), University of Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: life cycle thinking; life cycle assessment; waste management; environmental sociology; environmental education; environmental communication; water and wastewater management; technologies of water and wastewater in ancient civilization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Humankind, to satisfy its needs, creates products and services (technosphere) for which it takes resources from the natural environment (ecosphere). This process does not happen at “zero cost” but determines the release of pollutants in the atmospheric compartment, in surface water and groundwater, and in the soil and subsoil, produces waste, and requires large quantities of energy with the production of inevitable environmental impacts.

Pollution phenomena and major climatic changes represent important issues that affect socioeconomic and environmental dynamics on a global, national, regional, and local level. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze, from different methodological points of view, the key role of resource management policies in the light of the paradigm of sustainable development: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Therefore, experts from academia and industry, designers, architects, engineers, scientists, economists, sociologists, ecologists, communicators, educators, and others are invited to share their theoretical and applied knowledge on the relationships between resource policy and sustainable development. In this sense, collaboration across disciplines is encouraged. This Special Issue will document contributions from all over the world in order to provide a scientific and practical improvement for the understanding of a problem of such great interest and global relevance.

Prof. Dr. Giovanni De Feo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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 1800 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.


  • Energy
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Needs
  • Policy
  • Pollution
  • Products
  • Resources
  • Resources Policy
  • Services
  • Sustainable Development

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