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Manuscript Submission Deadline 30 November 2022
Manuscript Extension Submission Deadline 03 January 2023

To submit an article, the corresponding author must be a conference attendee of the 2022 Conference of IAPS, “Global challenges, local impacts: rethinking governance, sustainability and consumption in light of climate change”.

This Research Topic is associated to the 2022 Conference of IAPS – International Association for People-Environment Studies, entitled “Global challenges, local impacts: rethinking governance, sustainability and consumption in light of climate change”. The IAPS 2022 conference theme retakes climate change, its challenges and impacts as a major issue to current societies. It assumes that the increasingly visible and unavoidable impacts of a changing climate are already recasting several dimensions of our way of living, and that additional knowledge is needed on the in-motion transitions as well as on innovative arrangements that can help tackle this central issue.

Three main domains organize this Research Topic:

a) Governance – it addresses the person-community-institutions relations, comprising the challenges arising from environmental (in) justice, new collective and activist movements, co-management of natural resources, and community-based approaches.

b) Sustainability - to cover mechanisms and processes taking place to achieve a more sustainable society, including people-environment relations in natural, urban, rural, and organizational/work settings, as well as in the interfaces between settings. Human’s responses to extreme events, as well as interventions to promote health and well-being are also important topics to be considered.

c) Consumption – to address consumption and production processes, as well as those related to renewable and efficient energy and sustainable infrastructures, in order to reduce resource use, degradation and pollution.

Submissions to this article collection are open to the following sub-topics:

Governance:
- Collective and co-responsible approaches to climate change impacts;
- Institutional and activist responses to environmental injustice;
- Built and natural spaces and landscapes: meanings, uses and policies;
- Nature-based solutions in the city: community participation and engagement in urban planning

Sustainability:
- Addressing sustainability through multi, inter and trans-disciplinary work and principles;
- Sustainability and social innovation research;
- Sustainable mobility and transportation;
- Personal and social uses of domestic, work and public spaces;
- Health and wellbeing related to natural and built settings;
- Risk perception and communication;
- Place relations and the global-local interplay;
- Spill-over effects and processes across behaviors and contexts;
- Representations of rural spaces and landscapes;
- Use of creative art to promote sustainability;
- Experiences of low-carbon transitions;
- Gentrification and touristification.

Consumption:
- Sustainable lifestyles and green economy;
- New patterns of production and consumption;
- Ecological behavior and climate change;
- Environmental education and sustainable lifestyles;
- Leisure and tourism behavior.

Any type of article is welcome, including original researches, systematic reviews, mini reviews, method papers, empirical studies, and brief research reports.

Keywords: environment, governance, sustainability, consumption, climate change


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

To submit an article, the corresponding author must be a conference attendee of the 2022 Conference of IAPS, “Global challenges, local impacts: rethinking governance, sustainability and consumption in light of climate change”.

This Research Topic is associated to the 2022 Conference of IAPS – International Association for People-Environment Studies, entitled “Global challenges, local impacts: rethinking governance, sustainability and consumption in light of climate change”. The IAPS 2022 conference theme retakes climate change, its challenges and impacts as a major issue to current societies. It assumes that the increasingly visible and unavoidable impacts of a changing climate are already recasting several dimensions of our way of living, and that additional knowledge is needed on the in-motion transitions as well as on innovative arrangements that can help tackle this central issue.

Three main domains organize this Research Topic:

a) Governance – it addresses the person-community-institutions relations, comprising the challenges arising from environmental (in) justice, new collective and activist movements, co-management of natural resources, and community-based approaches.

b) Sustainability - to cover mechanisms and processes taking place to achieve a more sustainable society, including people-environment relations in natural, urban, rural, and organizational/work settings, as well as in the interfaces between settings. Human’s responses to extreme events, as well as interventions to promote health and well-being are also important topics to be considered.

c) Consumption – to address consumption and production processes, as well as those related to renewable and efficient energy and sustainable infrastructures, in order to reduce resource use, degradation and pollution.

Submissions to this article collection are open to the following sub-topics:

Governance:
- Collective and co-responsible approaches to climate change impacts;
- Institutional and activist responses to environmental injustice;
- Built and natural spaces and landscapes: meanings, uses and policies;
- Nature-based solutions in the city: community participation and engagement in urban planning

Sustainability:
- Addressing sustainability through multi, inter and trans-disciplinary work and principles;
- Sustainability and social innovation research;
- Sustainable mobility and transportation;
- Personal and social uses of domestic, work and public spaces;
- Health and wellbeing related to natural and built settings;
- Risk perception and communication;
- Place relations and the global-local interplay;
- Spill-over effects and processes across behaviors and contexts;
- Representations of rural spaces and landscapes;
- Use of creative art to promote sustainability;
- Experiences of low-carbon transitions;
- Gentrification and touristification.

Consumption:
- Sustainable lifestyles and green economy;
- New patterns of production and consumption;
- Ecological behavior and climate change;
- Environmental education and sustainable lifestyles;
- Leisure and tourism behavior.

Any type of article is welcome, including original researches, systematic reviews, mini reviews, method papers, empirical studies, and brief research reports.

Keywords: environment, governance, sustainability, consumption, climate change


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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