World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Walter Leal Filho
ISSN online: 1741-2234
ISSN print: 1741-2242
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WRSTSD addresses issues central to the global efforts to implement the United Nations' "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs), acting in the nexus between sustainability, science and technology, helping deliver the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. Its unique focus on the transformative potential of science and technology as they relate to sustainable development means it can document and promote scholarly research as well as innovative policy options and the benefits of innovation in sustainable development to both industrialised and developing nations.


 Topics covered include

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Science, technology management, technical change
  • Technology and sustainable development
  • Best practice in the promotion of sustainable technologies
  • Industry and sustainable development
  • Sustainable development policies
  • Green economies and green growth
  • Eco-efficiency and cleaner production
  • Water and development
  • Sustainable energy use and renewable energy methods
  • Environmental health
  • Innovation and sustainable development

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The objective of WRSTSD is to improve and enhance the literature on these issues in the developing world and the rest of the world. It will therefore benefit a wide range of institutions, including universities, research centres, governmental departments etc in developing and developed countries.


WRSTSD provides thousands of professionals, researchers and policymakers with the best available scientific evidence when contributing to better technological and economical development for all within the populations they serve. It therefore helps in reducing the gap and access to information between rich and poor countries.


WRSTSD publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Science, Technology and Sustainable Development will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Leal Filho, Walter, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Deputy Editor

  • Skouloudis, Antonis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Associate Editor

  • Cerulli, Giovanni, CNR-IRCrES, Institute for Research on Sustainable Economic Growth, Italy

Editorial Board Members

  • Adeli, Hojjat, Ohio State University, USA
  • Alam, G. M. Monirul, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) and University of Southern Queensland, Bangladesh
  • Ananthaswamy, V., The Madura College (Autonomous), India
  • Blersch, David, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Borumand Saeid, Arsham, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
  • Ciani, Adriano, University of Perugia, Italy
  • DiBerardinis, Louis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Farber, David J., Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Grin, John, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Grunwald, Armin, Research Center Karlsruhe GmbH, Germany
  • Guglielmetti Mugion, Roberta, Università Studi Roma Tre, Italy
  • Isaacs, Andrew M., University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Kamel, Sherif, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Khan, Nadeem, University of Reading, UK
  • Klusacek, Karel, Academy of Sciences CR, Czech Republic
  • Low, Pak Sum, Bond University, Australia
  • Meyer, Patrick E., Meyer Energy Research Consulting, USA
  • Pietrobelli, Carlo, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
  • Potì, Bianca Maria, CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Renn, Ortwin, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • Rhoades, Dawna L., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Riskowski, Gary, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Solomon, Barry, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Wei, Yi-Ming, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China
  • Zhang, Xiaoning, South China University of Technology, China


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