Sustainability is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings, which provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications and short notes, and there is no restriction on the length of the papers. The aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research relating to natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in as much detail as possible in order to promote scientific predictions and impact assessments of global change and development. Full experimental and methodical details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Subject Areas: • Challenges relating to sustainability Air pollution and climate change Water pollution and sanitation Misuse of land Desertification and drought Industrial development and energy crisis Toxic chemicals and hazardous and radioactive wastes Population explosion and urbanization Unsustainable patterns of production and consumption Abandonment or loss of tradition, racial and national identity, culture, ethical standards, family solidarity, particularly during immigration or large scale foreign cultural influence, and its impact on cultural or social sustainability Impact of globalization on local, national and regional sustainability and stability Degradation of ecosystems and species, and concomitant risks to human well-being • Socio-economic, scientific and integrated approaches to sustainable development Development and realization of national policies and international treaties for sustainable development Implementation and monitoring of policies for sustainable development Changing consumption and production patterns Developments in cultural diversity, tradition, social systems, globalization, immigration and settlement, and their impact on cultural or social sustainability Ethical and philosophical aspects of sustainable development Education and awareness of sustainability Impact of safety, security and disaster management on sustainability Health-related aspects of sustainability System analysis methods, including life cycle assessment and management Sustainable chemistry Sustainable utilization of resources such as land, water, atmosphere and other biological resources New and renewable sources of energy Sustainable energy preservation and regeneration methods Land and aquatic ecosystems maintenance and biodiversity preservation Quasi-environmental sustainability – short term measures and their long term effects Effects of global climate change on development and sustainability • Other topics related to sustainability Defining and quantifying sustainability Measuring and monitoring sustainability Sustainability tools Applications of sustainability Policies and laws relating to sustainability Sustainability science

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Title Type Author(s) Year
Our New Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure: Becoming Locked into an Unsustainable Future Journal Article Robbins and van Wynsberghe 2022
The Environmental Sustainability of Digital Technologies: Stakeholder Practices and Perspectives Journal Article Samuel et al. 2022
A Framework for Evaluating and Disclosing the ESG Related Impacts of AI with the SDGs Journal Article Henrik Skaug Sætra 2021
Smart Fishery: A Systematic Review and Research Agenda for Sustainable Fisheries in the Age of AI Journal Article Honarmand Ebrahimi et al. 2021
The Impact of the Digital Economy on CO2 Emissions: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis Journal Article Li et al. 2021
A Product/Service System Design Schema: Application to Big Data Analytics Journal Article Sakao and Neramballi 2020
Caught in a Deadlock: Small Ruminant Farming on the Greek Island of Samothrace. The Importance of Regional Contexts for Effective EU Agricultural Policies Journal Article Noll et al. 2020
Environmental Sustainability of Digitalization in Manufacturing: A Review Journal Article Chen et al. 2020
GIS-based Material Stock Analysis (MSA) of Climate Vulnerabilities to the Tourism Industry in Antigua and Barbuda Journal Article Bradshaw et al. 2020
Impact of Industry 4.0 on Environmental Sustainability Journal Article Oláh et al. 2020
Introduction: The Metabolism of Islands Journal Article Singh et al. 2020
Lost Material Stock in Buildings due to Sea Level Rise from Global Warming: The Case of Fiji Islands Journal Article Merschroth et al. 2020
Methods for Downscaling National Material Consumption Data to the Regional and Municipal Levels Journal Article Lavers Westin et al. 2020
Samothraki in Transition: A Report on a Real-World Lab to Promote the Sustainability of a Greek Island Journal Article Fischer-Kowalski et al. 2020
Sinking Islands, Drowned Logic; Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation Discourses in Solomon Islands Journal Article van der Ploeg et al. 2020
South American Expert Roundtable: Increasing Adaptive Governance Capacity for Coping with Unintended Side Effects of Digital Transformation Journal Article Viale Pereira et al. 2020
The Digital Transformation of the Korean Music Industry and the Global Emergence of K-Pop Journal Article Parc and Kim 2020
The Hawaiian Islands: Conceptualizing an Industrial Ecology Holarchic System Journal Article Chertow et al. 2020
The Impact of Hurricane Irma on the Metabolism of St. Martin’s Island Journal Article Popescu et al. 2020
The Social Metabolism of Quiet Sustainability in the Faroe Islands Journal Article Ragnheiður Bogadóttir 2020
The “Metal-Energy-Construction Mineral” Nexus in the Island Metabolism: The Case of the Extractive Economy of New Caledonia Journal Article Jean-Baptiste Bahers and Antheaume 2020
The “Metal-Energy-Construction Mineral” Nexus in the Island Metabolism: The Case of the Extractive Economy of New Caledonia Journal Article Bahers et al. 2020
Achieving Sustainable E-Commerce in Environmental, Social and Economic Dimensions by Taking Possible Trade-Offs Journal Article Olah et al. 2019
Biogas Potential for Improved Sustainability in Guangzhou, China—A Study Focusing on Food Waste on Xiaoguwei Island Journal Article Feiz et al. 2019
Circular Economy Strategies in Eight Historic Port Cities: Criteria and Indicators Towards a Circular City Assessment Framework Journal Article Antonia Gravagnuolo and Girard 2019
Consumption-Based Carbon Emissions of Tianjin Based on Multi-Scale Input–Output Analysis Journal Article Xu et al. 2019
Defining the sharing economy for sustainability Journal Article Curtis and Lehner 2019
Including Urban Metabolism Principles in Decision-Making: A Methodology for Planning Waste and Resource Management Journal Article Longato et al. 2019
Mapping of Soils and Land-Related Environmental Attributes in France: Analysis of End-Users’ Needs Journal Article Anne C. Richer-de-Forges and Voltz 2019
Pathways to Modelling Ecosystem Services within an Urban Metabolism Framework Journal Article Thomas Elliot and Rugani 2019
Plastics Waste Metabolism in a Petro-Island State: Towards Solving a “Wicked Problem” in Trinidad and Tobago Journal Article Shah et al. 2019
A sustainable home energy prosumer-chain methodology with energy tags over the blockchain Journal Article Park et al. 2018
Application of Blockchain Technology in Sustainable Energy Systems: An Overview Journal Article Wu and Tran 2018
Assessing indirect environmental effects of information and communication technology (ICT): A systematic literature review Journal Article Bieser and Hilty 2018
Conceptualizing the digital sharing economy in the context of sustainability Journal Article Pouri and Hilty 2018
Evaluating the energy consumption of mobile data transfer—from technology development to consumer behaviour and life cycle thinking Journal Article Pihkola et al. 2018
Integrating Functions for a Sustainable Urban System: A Review of Multifunctional Land Use and Circular Urban Metabolism Journal Article Van Broekhoven and Vernay 2018
Interpreting Circularity. Circular City Representations Concealing Transition Drivers Journal Article Marin and De Meulder 2018
Current trends in sustainability of bitcoins and related blockchain technology Journal Article Giungato et al. 2017
The Material Stock–Flow–Service Nexus: A New Approach for Tackling the Decoupling Conundrum Journal Article Haberl et al. 2017
Urban Metabolism of Three Cities in Jing-Jin-JiUrban Agglomeration, China: Using theMuSIASEM Approach Journal Article Xiaoyue Wang and Li 2017
Impact of the Smart City Industry on the Korean National Economy: Input-Output Analysis Journal Article Kim et al. 2016
Integrating Urban Heat Assessment in Urban Plans Journal Article Echevarria et al. 2016
Development of Environmentally Sustainable Methods for Treatment of Domestic Wastewater and Handling of Sewage Sludge on Yap Island Journal Article Joseph D. Rouse 2015
Decoupling Economic Growth and Environmental Degradation: Reviewing Progress to Date in the Small Island State of Malta Journal Article Conrad and Cassar 2014
Incorporating Bio-Physical Sciences into a Decision Support Tool for Sustainable Urban Planning Journal Article Mitraka et al. 2014
Accounting for the Ecological Footprint of Materials in Consumer Goods at the Urban Scale Journal Article Kissinger et al. 2013
Using an Integrated Participatory Modeling Approach to Assess Water Management Options and Support Community Conversations on Maui Journal Article Bassi et al. 2009