Submissions open for the Special Collection "Transformational Approaches: 2030 Agenda for World Sustainable Development"


In 2015, 193 countries of the United Nations (UN) adopted a global agreement consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind by the end of the year 2030. The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go together with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

The 17 goals put forward are: 1) No poverty; 2) Zero hunger; 3) Good health and well-being; 4) Quality education; 5) Gender equality; 6) Clean water and sanitation; 7) Affordable and clean energy; 8) Decent work and economic growth; 9) Industry, innovation, and infrastructure; 10) Raise your voice against discrimination; 11) Sustainable cities and communities; 12) Responsible production and consumption; 13) Climate action; 14) Life below water; 15) Life on land; 16) Peace, justice, and strong institutions; and 17) Partnerships for the goals. 

Policy makers and decision-makers are required to define and adopt efficient management practices for organizations and businesses that contribute to the achievement of these Sustainable Development goals. To collaborate in this line, researchers are challenged to update, change and provide theory, concepts and approaches to address the SDGs and the multidimensional impacts them on governments, organizations and businesses around the world.

This special issue welcomes papers, which address in achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030 from policy-makers, educators, researchers and practitioners in various disciplines of academia and industry. The purpose of this special issue is to increase awareness of key research and challenges related to the implementation of SDGs concerning the 17 goals to tackle complex global issues.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: December 15th 2021 Submit your paper!