CfP: Sustainability / World Joint Special Issue: Lessons for Local Government regarding Rapid Climate Action

The journals Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050, IF 2.592) and World (ISSN 2673-4060) are inviting submissions to a special issue entitled "Bringing Governance Back Home — Lessons for Local Government regarding Rapid Climate Action". The special issue will explore the responses of local government across the world to the need for rapid climate action. We are particularly interested in the lived experience of local politicians, officers and those engaging with them in adapting to this challenge and driving the response. While questions of technical solutions and policy design for rapid climate action have been well studied, little attention has been paid to the crucial question of how such outcomes might be implemented, by whom, and how action is enabled or constrained by the institutional and other sociotechnical relations in which these actors are embedded.

For further information, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at:

The submission deadline is 31 January 2021, and you may send a manuscript any time up to that deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Sustainabilityand World are fully open access (free and unlimited access by readers), which increases accessibility and promotes more frequent use and citations. Open access is supported by authors and their institutes by an Article Processing Charge of CHF 1800, which applies to accepted papers. However, papers published in World as part of this special issue will have their APCs subsidised in full by MDPI. For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website ( or

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Andy Yuille, David Tyfield, Rebecca Willis (guest editors)