About the Journal
All over the world, efforts are being put in place to manage, preserve and maintain a certain harmony with nature though, many parts are still being faced with problems of pollution and degradation of nature-based resources. These are associated with such factors as exponential economic growth, growing populations, globalization, land degradation, invasive species and over-harvesting of resources. There are deep worries about new environmental problems on global or regional scales, such as climate change, acid deposition, industrialization, energy consumption, urbanization, natural resource degradation and poverty.
Sustainable development is explained as a principle for meeting human development goals while simultaneously sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depend. Always the environment and development is inseparable and the relationship between them is worth investigating. Getting information in developing world, especially the tropics where people depend directly on environmental resources such as forest, wildlife and mineral, becomes difficult. As a result, managing the environment viz-a-viz development is usually based on the limited information, intelligent guesses and adhoc decision making. In addition, most of the good and reliable research information are for sale at prices that are exorbitant for people in developing countries.
Against this background, there is the need for a journal that would collate, review and disseminate information on natural and environmental sciences, and sustainable development in the mist of accelerated development. The main objective of this journal is to create a platform that would publish research, field notes and records, review articles and short communication of the broad spectrum of environment and sustainable development. The Journal would feature general and specialized research in order to fill the gaps in research in environmental and sustainable development all over the world. These include climate change, water resources, development, energy sustainability, energy economics and policy, urban architecture, natural resources and environmental economics, environmental policy and environmental science.