Call for Papers - Pathways to Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation under Climate Change in the Global South




Advisory Editors

Assoc. Prof. Trung Thanh Nguyen, Leibniz University Hannover
Prof. George Halkos, University of Thessaly

Themed Issue Information

Poverty, inequality and degradation of natural resources and the environment remain the most complex challenges that present and future generations of humankind in the Global South face. These challenges are exacerbated by climate change, which has typical characteristics of a sustainability challenge from an economics perspective: long-term and uncertain. Rural population in the Global South are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to several reasons. First, they are highly dependent on weather-sensitive sectors such as farming and the extraction of increasingly degraded natural resources. Second, their resource endowment levels are low, and their coping capacity to deal with climate change and other income shocks are limited. Third, the institutional arrangements (i.e., insurance) and warning systems for extreme weather events are often absent. Fourth, many of these regions are characterized by high levels of socio-economic and political instabilities. Supporting rural population to reduce their vulnerability and increase their resilience to climate change is, therefore, needed for inclusive and sustainable rural transformation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Transformation of rural economic systems
  • Poverty and inequality in a rural setting
  • Rural infrastructure development, including communication and information technology
  • Non-farm development and rural-urban migration
  • Rural livelihood strategies and natural resource extraction/conservation
  • Agricultural and food systems and food security
  • Impact of climate change and the effectiveness of mitigation/adaptation measures
  • Policy interventions for resilience to climate change

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers).

All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through the standard double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Author guidelines page. There is no charge to the author. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

For any further information, please contact the Advisory Editor, Assoc. Prof. Trung Thanh Nguyen at [email protected] or the Journal’s Editor in Chief, Prof. Le Quoc Hoi at [email protected].

Please forward this call for papers to your colleagues or friends if they are interested in submitting to this themed issue.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2022

Publication schedule: March 2023