International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Walter Leal Filho
ISSN online: 1478-7466
ISSN print: 1474-6778
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IJESD addresses matters related to environment and sustainable development, paying special attention to relevant issues in developing countries while reporting on the latest environmental trends in industrialised nations. Its range of themes encompasses ecological studies, field research, empirical work and descriptive analyses on topics such as environmental systems, environmental policies and politics, environmental legislation, environmental impact assessment, water and energy related issues, and sustainability. Other matters related to or which influence the international debate on sustainability will be also considered.


 Topics covered include

  • Global environmental issues
  • Agenda 21
  • Energy, water, recycling, waste management
  • Environmental reports
  • Environmental policies and action plans
  • Environmental systems
  • Environmental legislation
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Sustainable development approaches and methods

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The issue of environment and sustainable development is a complex one. Often environmental and development matters are intertwined and a holistic understanding of them is necessary to achieve long-term progress. IJESD intends to act as an outlet for papers dealing with the issues raised in an interdisciplinary way. Specifically, it reports on initiatives involving environmental improvements in developing and industrialised nations, disseminates case studies, projects and programmes and reports on the findings of studies and research on environment and sustainable development. It will also foster information exchange with respect to pilot projects on transport, recycling, waste management and analysis of legislation and appraisals of the impacts of regulations, among other topics. Moreover, it will serve as a vehicle for the documentation and dissemination of what government bodies, research agencies, international bodies, universities and aid agencies are doing to pursue the path of sustainable development.


IJESD will of special interest to researchers, workers at international agencies, university staff and consultants working on environmental matters and interested in sustainability issues.

In addition, staff working at ecological stations, involved in the management of environment and development projects or in charge of environment programmes at the institutional level will find the journal of interest. Students taking courses in economics, environmental issues and international development are also among the groups the journal intends to reach.

ContentsCurrent journals focus either on environmental matters per se or on general sustainability issues. There are no specific fully-refereed outlets to date, to disseminate the broad body of work and knowledge currently available on sustainability in a developing country context. IJESD is therefore the first scholarly publication to specifically address the need for analysis of environment and sustainable development matters. IJESD will offer:

  • Papers: scientific descriptions of projects, experiments or pilot projects dealing with environment and sustainability-related issues
  • Articles: short texts outlining approaches, methods or case studies in which approaches to environment and sustainability are described
  • Book reviews: describing recent publications on the topic and on related matters
  • News: items, events and announcements of general interest to all readers
  • A balanced provision of information on matters of regional and international relevance



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Editor in Chief

  • Leal Filho, Walter, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    (all correspondence to Deputy Editor)

      Managing Editor

      • Al-Amin, Abul Quasem, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia

      Book Editor

      • Ivanov, Nikolaj, Baltic State Technical University, Russian Federation

      Editorial Assistant

      • Ahmed, Adeel, National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan

      Editorial Board Members

      • Ashford, Nicholas, MIT, USA
      • Bachiorri, Antonella, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
      • Basak, Rishi, Environment Canada, Canada
      • Blakeley, Jo, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
      • Breyman, Steve, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
      • Chaudhari, Sanjeev, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
      • Clift, Roland, University of Surrey, UK
      • Clüsener-Godt, Miguel, UNESCO, France
      • De Oliveira, Haydée Torres, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
      • Dobrowolski, Jan W., AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
      • Fang, Xuekun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      • Greenberg, Michael R., Rutgers University, USA
      • Installe, Michel, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
      • Khan, Nadeem, University of Reading, UK
      • Kliucininkas, Linas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
      • Lindroos, Paula, Abo University Academy, Finland
      • Lotz, Heila, Rhodes University, South Africa
      • Mulder, Karel F., Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
      • Narodoslawsky, Michael, Institute for Chemical Engineering Fundamentals and Process Engineering, Austria
      • Pace, Paul, University of Malta, Malta
      • Philipps, Paul, University College Northampton, UK
      • Seaward, Mark, University of Bradford, UK
      • Skouloudis, Antonis, University of the Aegean, Greece
      • Snickars, Folker, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
      • Tahir, Farrukh, Pakistan


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