Aims and scope
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change publishes significant research from a broad range of environmental, socio-economic, policy, and technology strategies to address the challenges of global change - in particular climate and environmental change. The journal provides a forum to encourage conceptualization, critical examinations, and debates regarding effective strategic responses and options to mitigate and to adapt to global changes impacting climate stability, ecological systems, and human habitats and security. In particular, it aims to invite integrated views and solutions, to advance understanding of multiple perspectives onto these challenges, including the interrelation and interaction among the strategic responses and options.
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change provides a forum to review, analyze, and stimulate the development, testing, and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies at regional, national, and global scales, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations. The primary goals of this journal are to stimulate and facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogues, to contribute effectively to near real-time policy analysis and design, and to enhance the scientific underpinning of national and international programs, policies, collaborations, and agreements. As such, researchers may address questions like, but not restricted to:
What technological, social, economic, institutional or other strategic and tactical response options are available and feasible to mitigate or adapt to the challenges of specific global changes, particularly climate and environmental change?
How do intervention mechanisms work and how effective are they? What are their potential impacts including unintended consequences? What are the benefits, barriers, and uncertainty around the interventions?
What instruments could be created and deployed to support, and what barriers hinder the efficient implementation of intervention measures? What could be the contributions from international and cross-disciplinary cooperation within this context?
How do mitigation and adaptation strategies interact with each other, with the system of other social, economic, environmental or technological objectives that the relevant stakeholder communities have, and across time and space? For given interventions and relevant stakeholders, how is “relevant” defined?
What can be learned and recommended from research and practices in the developing world and developed countries to advance human’s ability and resiliency to cope with global challenges in the short- and long-term?
The journal welcomes full research papers, short communications, analyses and reviews of complex, novel or emerging mitigation and adaptation strategies. Occasionally we publish letters to the Editor and opinion papers on relevant matters arising. Submissions should contain new intellectual contributions, offer novel perspectives on, reveal synergies and trade-offs of, and uncertainties around response options to address global and local challenges, or identify entirely new ones. Topical collections of Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change are frequently developed by guest editors on a wide range of topics of global or regional interests.
All papers are subject to thorough peer-review. Prompt publication is a priority consistent with a high standard of quality and presentation.