Global climate change & adaptation

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Dr. Samuel Asumadu Sarkodie
Department of Environmental Science, Macquarie University,Australia
Email: asumadusarkodiesamuel@yahoo.com

Manuscript Topics
Climate change mitigation and its impact play a critical role in achieving the global warming target of below 2 degree Celsius expounded in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (21st session of the Conference of Parties). The adoption of the agenda for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 has established the prefix for the integration and implementation of sustainable climate policies.
The escalation of human activities has been associated with the growing levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, hence, exacerbating climate change impacts such as flooding, cyclones, wildfires, extreme temperatures, among others.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report links the immediate causes of increasing levels of GHG emissions to economic sectors such as energy production and consumption, agricultural, forestry and land use, transportation, industrialization, etc.[1].
While there have been reports of improving environmental sustainability, a recent study by Sarkodie and Strezov[2] on the “Economic, social and governance adaptation readiness for mitigation of climate change vulnerability: Evidence from 192 countries” revealed that climate change vulnerability is high in developing countries like Africa and some part of Asia due to low adaptive capacity and low readiness to climate change mitigation. Hence, studies on global climate change and adaptation are essential to increasing the global debate on environmental sustainability.
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we hereby invite scientific papers that address the global climate change and adaptation options on the following subtopics but not limited to Energy Issues, Food, Water, Cities, Oceans, Agricultural, Forestry and Land Use.

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All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 30th December 2019.

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References
1. Blanco AS, Gerlagh R, Suh S, et al. (2014) Drivers, Trends and Mitigation. O Edenhofer, et al; Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 351–411.
2. Sarkodie SA, Strezov V (2019) Economic, social and governance adaptation readiness for mitigation of climate change vulnerability: Evidence from 192 countries. Total Environ 656: 150–164.

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