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  • Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 13 No. 2 (2022)

    In this second edition of 2022, Sustainability in Debate's Editorial expresses a wake-up call, standing on circumstantial political aspects interrelated with the environmental crisis and reaffirming the role of open access scientific journals in the expansion of knowledge exchange. Science also needs to be democratized and sustainable, giving the entire scientific community access to the global production of knowledge that can contribute to making this world a better place.

    In the Varia section, SiD publishes eight articles focused on the trajectory of construction and dismantling of forest policies in Brazil, specifically in the Amazon region; an investigation of the inclusion of Sustainable Development Goals in the Pedagogical Projects of Biology Degree Courses in the Amazon; a discussion on the motivations and difficulties in adopting sustainable practices in the supply chains of small and medium-sized companies in the cashew sector; an analysis of the impact of heat waves on the cardiovascular and respiratory health of a population in the Northeast region of Brazil;  an investigation of cetacean observation tourism aiming to subsidize monitoring and inspection actions; the role of Energy Communities in promoting more sustainable, democratic and decentralized electrical systems; an analysis of the historical context of the establishment of the Ukrainian state, with a situational assessment of the current economic and environmental risks in Ukraine, in war times; and finally, an investigation of critical aspects and limitations of the creation and modelling process using the Zero Waste approach for application in the clothing industry.

  • Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 13 No. 1 (2022)

    In this first edition of 2022, Sustainability in Debate's Editorial discusses the vast impacts of wars, beyond the social and economic ones, damaging the environment and the chances of a more sustainable world. A letter from three Ukrainian researchers who recently published an article with SiD manifests the repudiation of war and presents relevant information, which we believe to be of interest to our readers.

    SiD also publishes a Dossier on "Environmental Impact Assessment, its faces and interfaces", with seven articles and four others in the Varia section.

    The Dossier addresses the following topics: new licensing framework, environmental licensing of projects with local impact, evaluation of the regulation of Strategic Environmental Assessment, its contributions to a Development Plan and Environmental Protection, screening of the Environmental Licensing (EL) of Generating Plants, participatory methodologies in the construction of data on fishing activity, and guide to the identification of environmental impacts of hydroelectric projects.

    In the Varia section, you will find the following topics: the institutional framework for bioinputs in Brazilian agriculture, the benefits of agroforestry systems associated with natural regeneration, the perception of traditional communities' autonomy in carrying out community-based forest management in conservation units, and performance analysis of experts from the Ministry public in the environmental licensing of a project.

  • Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 12 No. 3 (2021)

    In this last issue of 2021, the Journal Sustainability in Debate – SiD discusses about one of the biggest lessons of the year, reaffirming the importance of systemic and collaborative thinking as the best way to address our current global crisis (related with the pandemic of Covid-19 and climate change). Overall, it is urged for greater solidarity in local communities through bottom-up coordinated network actions.

    This issue presents 13 articles in the section Varia, dealing with the following topics: sustainability in the textile industry; relationship between project management and green innovation in sustainable fabric companies; pre-consumption textile waste management in the clothing industry; management plan based on integrated and sustainable agroecological production for medicinal plants; perceptions of rice farmers and the importance of integrated actions to promote complex innovations in agriculture; the role of water infrastructure programs for family farmers in strengthening adaptive capacities to climate change; assessment of the Great Drought in the northeast of Brazil; a discussion on the water crisis in Sao Paulo; reactive (and not proactive) improvement of environmental policies; São Paulo's master plan from the point of view of principles and guidelines for a compact city, sustainable adaptation and ecosystem-based adaptation; the link between environmental management at the municipal level and the regional conservation of the Eastern Amazon; lessons learned from a participatory methodology of ecosystem services assessment in the Uruguayan Pampa biome; approaches to introducing gender budgeting in countries; and the role of indigenous lands in the Amapá State for forest conservation.

  • Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 12 No. 2 (2021)

    In this second edition of 2021, the Journal Sustainability in Debate - SiD warns about the need for more collective intelligence and actions. The urge is to cope with the various climate disasters observed in recent months and expected to be more frequent with global warming. Despite the technological and scientific advances in climatology, only predicting extreme events, such as heatwaves in Canada and torrential rains in China, do not avoid socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Thus, more coordinated action and commitment to implementing adaptation and mitigation measures to climate change are necessary. Besides the many lessons the Covid-19 pandemic gave us, the 2021 climate disasters also need to be seen as a lesson.

    This edition of SiD presents a 10-article section Varia. They deal with the following topics: water crisis, photovoltaic energy, water footprint of food, scenarios for biodiesel expansion, resilience of agroextractive settlements, historical influence of ancient societies concerning water management, the concept of the Anthropocene, university social responsibility analysis, the impact assessment based on indicators of benefits of agroecological markets, and networks of dialogue as a tool for recognition of rural women.

     

  • Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 12 No. 1 (2021)

    In this first edition of 2021, Sustainability in Debate warns about the importance of societies envisioning and caring about our planet as a single and interconnected environment. Besides, we highlight the need of visualizing that any damage to different territories echoes, to a greater or lesser degree, worldwide. The Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other past pandemics and environmental disasters, is offering us a new opportunity to reflect and internalize that we need to change our relationship with the environment. Thus, investing in science is increasingly vital to be alerted about the different interconnections, exposures and vulnerabilities. This knowledge generates collective intelligence in the construction of innovations and more harmonious relationships.

    In this edition of SeD, eight articles are presented in the section Varia, which deal with the effects of the pandemic on the reduction of air pollution, the interface between different areas and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), water resources, processes of coordination of collective actions, impacts of dams on Indigenous People, and a theoretical discussion on the concept of Anthropocene.

  • Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 11 No. 2 (2020)

    Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate

  • Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020)

    Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate

  • Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 10 No. 3 (2019)

    Sustainability in Debate / Sustentabilidade em Debate

  • Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 10 No. 2 (2019)

  • Sustentabilidade em Debate
    Vol. 10 No. 1 (2019)

  • Sustainability in Debate
    Vol. 9 No. 3 (2018)

  • Special Issue
    Vol. 7 (2016)