Environment, Development and Sustainability is an international, multidisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the environmental impacts of socio-economic development. Concerned with the complex interactions between development and environment, its purpose is to seek ways and means for achieving sustainability in all human activities aimed at such development. Coverage includes interactions among society, development and environment, and their implications for sustainable development; technical, economic, ethical and philosophical aspects of sustainable development; local, regional and global sustainability and their practical implementation; development and application of indicators of sustainability; development, verification, implementation and monitoring of policies for sustainable development; sustainable use of land, water, energy and biological resources in development; impacts of agriculture and forestry activities on soil and aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, and much more. See Aims and Scope for more details.
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Greenwashing in sustainability reporting and environmental claims refers to the practice of making false or exaggerated claims about a company's environmental performance or practices in order to portray the company as environmentally responsible or sustainable. This misleading communication can take many forms, such as using ambiguous or vague language, making unsubstantiated claims, or emphasizing minor environmental initiatives while ignoring larger, more significant environmental issues (Fuller, 1999; He et al., 2019). This special issue aims to advance our understanding of greenwashing in corporate sustainability reporting and contribute to the ongoing debate on the role of companies in promoting environmental sustainability.
Carbon neutrality is a state of net zero carbon dioxide emissions, which can be achieved by carbon removal from the atmosphere or reduced emission from its sources. Carbon neutrality is not only related to climate change mitigation, but also delivers unprecedented and tremendous changes to society. This special issue focuses on how countries or regions achieve carbon neutrality goals and their impacts at different levels.
The aim of this Special Issue is to explore to what extent and how inter- and trans-disciplinary research, methods, tools and practices of education and transformative learning can contribute to address the future developmental and societal challenges in the realm of urban sustainability transitions.