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Call for Special Issue papers: Climate Change and Biodiversity Assets

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management

What is this Special Issue about?
Global Climate Change is a matter of global concern and a challenge to societies. Climate Change (CC) is one of the five priority areas of the Strategy 2020 of the European Commission and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals reinforce its current priorities in this regard (e.g. SDG 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts) together with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  - UNFCCC, Kyoto protocol and the agreements of Bali, Cancun, and Durban and recently the Paris Agreement – COP 21.
In this context, and based on the relevance of the subject even after the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21), Paris, 2015, the goal of this special issue is to collect new studies on Climate Change and Environmental Assets Challenging Topics and Relevance in the International Arena (Global, Regional, National) together with The connections between Biology and Ecology of Global Change and Economic, Social and Environmental impacts (Adaptability of SES systems to Climate Change) to identify areas where more knowledge is needed and to recommend possible policy-related actions that could be pursued.
The objective is to publish original, high-quality articles that deepen our theoretical and practical understanding on this thematic.

Submitted papers may consider the following themes:
•    Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies;
•    Adaptation and Mitigation - Tools and Methods;
•    Quantifying environmental assets, valuing ecosystem services;
•    Climate Services;
•    Sustainability and global environmental governance;
•    Climate Governance;
•    Carbon markets, carbon credits, sustainability (compulsory and voluntary);
•    Blue Carbon;
•    Emission reduction projects for their contributions to Sustainability;
•    Jurisdictional Projects and REDD + (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation );
•    Environment and Social Safeguards;
•    Impact of (CET) carbon emissions trading, carbon emission markets  impact on the national or regional level (reducing vulnerability to climate change);
•    Measurement Reporting and Verification;
•    Measuring terrestrial carbon stocks and fluxes/carbon stocks in marine and terrestrial ecosystems
•    Social Carbon and co-benefits.

How to Submit:
Author guidelines, including on formats and length limit, must be strictly followed and can be found on the journal web site at:

Submissions to must be through Scholar-One Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at:

The closing date for submission of manuscripts is 30 July 2017.  This special issue is scheduled to be published in Spring 2018.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Editor - Ulisses Azeiteiro - [email protected]