Authors are invited to respond to a call for abstracts for a special journal edition on emerging understanding about slow onset events, climate change impacts, and loss and damage.
The editors of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST) and the UNFCCC Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism are soliciting contributions for a special journal issue on environmental sustainability in relation to slow onset events. The overall aim of the special issue is to bring together literature review and synthesis articles that:
- Evaluate the nature of slow onset events and highlight emerging topics in the scientific literature on slow onset events
- Identify the gaps and challenges in understanding slow onset events and their local, national, and regional impacts, and possible approaches to manage these
Accepted papers will enhance the knowledge base and highlight potential approaches to assess and address slow onset events at the local, national and regional levels. Through concise review articles of recent literature, authors should provide scientific information that can support the development and accessibility of tools, which inform national planning and policymaking processes in assessing and addressing the impacts and risks associated with slow onset events and response options.
The Abstract submission deadline is 15 October 2019.