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IEAM Call for Papers – Submit by 1 October

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  
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Most of the world’s scientists, politicians and decision makers reacted negatively to the U.S. President’s decision to disengage from the Paris Climate Agreement. This move jeopardizes our chance to keep global warming below the critical threshold of 2°C. It also reduces the possibilities to implement successful mitigation actions and consequently increases the vulnerability of human societies and their supporting ecosystems.

To provide an overview of the potential consequences of the recent developments, the editors of the peer-reviewed journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) invite experts engaged in the fields of climate change research, planning and adaptation to submit a short commentary. They should describe the state-of-knowledge regarding planning and implementation of actions that respond to threats posed by a changing climate. This collection of short commentaries is intended to inform our current understanding of how impacts and vulnerabilities may have changed, and how strategies to protect societies and valued ecosystems may adapt.

We encourage academic, business and government experts to consider (a) challenges in the context of known or suspected societal and ecological consequences; (b) actions and strategies that have failed and shown success for land and aquatic resource management and protection of vulnerable communities; and (c) actions, policies and research needs to improve technological preparations to thwart or mitigate impending changes to our ecosystems.

Invited topics include review of different government and business climate policy actions; status of different aspects of climate science; climate change effects on resources and development projects; vulnerabilities to climate change; and climate change mitigation and adaptation measures and their benefits. We encourage authors to provide their professional perspectives on government, business and society commitments to mitigation and adaptation planning. We also encourage recommendations for improving effectiveness of current mitigation and adaptation practices.

Submission Information

Invited commentaries are timely, short and focused peer-reviewed papers intended to disseminate new information; discuss significant matters of policy and scientific perspective, including "personal" commentary; briefly summarize the state of science; and report on challenges relevant to future scientific, management, and regulatory considerations.

The deadline to submit a commentary is 1 October 2017. Manuscripts must not exceed 5 pages (double-spaced) and contain no more than 2 inserts (tables and/or figures). Author instructions are available at www.wiley.com/go/IEAM. Authors may include supplemental material without length restrictions. Please confirm your intent to participate with an email to ieam_editor@setac.org by 1 September 2017.