The Resource Nexus for New Modes of Science-Policy Interaction – Call for Papers
Environmental challenges in society (e.g., loss of biodiversity, land use changes, climate change) increasingly demand for knowledge advancing the capacity for nexus-compliant management of our vital resources. The topical collection presents a state-of-the art overview of the science of the Resource nexus, to make explicit the key interlinkages between resources and targeted is towards improved decision making. Contributions will showcase the interrelatedness and interdependencies of environmental resources and their transition and fluxes across scales and between resources. Knowledge on the functioning, productivity and management of complex resource systems is advanced.
In doing so, the collection will advance the capacity for systems approaches towards nexus-compliant management of our vital resources, and will add knowledge to improve science-policy interactions with an orientation towards action and building on transdisciplinary approaches (triangle of policy-practice-knowledge). This seeks for new modes of science-policy interaction, taking into account transformative changes (e.g., Planetary Boundary and Doughnut Economics etc.). It will also support the understanding (un-)willingness of society (individuals and groups) to change their practice. Focus on institutions, access to resources, knowledge, and skills, incentives, rights and responsibilities, social status, identity, and social preferences.
The topical collection welcomes contributions from the research community and from practice. There is no strict format on the approaches, but the papers could include a mix of qualitative and quantitative approaches, as well as single cases and comparative analyses across cases. Offering a platform, the topical collection will focus to advance our understanding of the Resource Nexus, with a perspective towards nexus-compliant management of our vital (natural) resources. We welcome contributions to address the following:
- The resource nexus concept, making explicit the key interlinkages between resources and improving decision making.
- The resource nexus and the management of our vital resources (e.g., biodiversity, climate-neutrality, and land).
- The resource nexus and transformative change (e.g., Planetary Boundaries, Footprint, Doughnut Economics). Understand (un-) willingness of society (individuals and groups) to change their practice. Establish links with institutions, access to resources, knowledge and skills, incentives, rights and responsibilities, social status, identity, and social preferences.
The topical collection is also linked to advancing the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 2 (Zero hunger) – Food production systems that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change (2.4), SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation) – Improve water quality by reducing pollution (6.3), SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production), SDG 13 (Climate action) and SDG 15 (Life on land).
Authors are invited to submit through the Springer online system (if you are a new author to the system, you will be required to create a system login).
Call for papers link: https://link.springer.com/collections/abdcaajafb