Environmental Science and Sustainable Development (ESSD) is a peer-reviewed journal for disseminating research-based knowledge in the fields of environmental science and sustainable development. The journal encourages interdisciplinary approaches and invites contributions from diverse fields, including environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, engineering, technology, policy studies, and other related disciplines. It aims to foster collaboration, promote evidence-based decision-making, and contribute to global efforts toward a sustainable and resilient future.

ESSD welcomes original research articles, reviews, case studies, and commentaries that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in the following areas, with a specific focus on supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

1. Environmental Science and Ecology: Investigations into the physical, chemical, and biological processes in the environment, including ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity conservation, ecological modeling, and environmental monitoring (SDG 14 and SDG 15).

2. Climate Change and Adaptation: Research focused on understanding climate change impacts, conducting vulnerability assessments, developing adaptation strategies, implementing mitigation measures, and formulating policy frameworks to address the challenges posed by global climate change (SDG 13).

3. Environmental Policy and Governance: Examination of policies, regulations, and governance mechanisms at local, national, and international levels with a specific emphasis on environmental protection, sustainability, and the integration of environmental considerations into decision-making processes (SDG 16).

4. Sustainable Development Theories and Practices: Exploration of theoretical frameworks, concepts, and approaches to achieve sustainable development, including sustainable development goals, indicators, sustainability assessment, and sustainable development planning (SDG 17).

5. Sustainable Energy Systems and Technologies: Investigation of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, clean technologies, and innovative solutions for sustainable energy production, distribution, and consumption (SDG 7).

6. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Studies on sustainable agricultural practices, organic farming, agroecology, food security, food waste reduction, and the interconnections between agriculture, environment, and society (SDG 2 and SDG 12).

7. Water Resources Management and Conservation: Research focused on sustainable water management, water pollution control, water resource assessment, water governance, and the preservation of freshwater ecosystems (SDG 6).

8. Waste Management and Recycling: Examination of waste management strategies, recycling technologies, waste reduction approaches, and circular economy principles to minimize waste generation and promote resource efficiency (SDG 12).

9. Sustainable Urban Planning and Development: Investigations into sustainable urbanization, urban planning strategies, smart cities, green infrastructure, sustainable transportation, and the design of environmentally friendly urban spaces (SDG 11).

10. Environmental Justice and Social Equity: Research addressing the fair distribution of environmental benefits and burdens, social dimensions of environmental issues, environmental inequalities, and the inclusion of marginalized communities in decision-making processes (SDG 10 and SDG 16).

11. Sustainable Transportation and Mobility: Studies on sustainable transportation systems, low-carbon transportation options, public transit, active transportation, and innovative mobility solutions to reduce the environmental impact of transportation (SDG 11, SDG 6, and SDG 13).

Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.