Special Issue

Earth Sciences and the Race to Net Zero

About this Special Issue

The race to Net Zero has already begun in a bid to limit the rise in global surface temperatures to 1.5℃ by 2100. To achieve this goal, change is required at pace and scale across all sectors of the global economy to drastically reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and offset remaining CO2 output.

Earth Science, Systems and Society (EScubed) is launching its inaugural Special Issue on "Earth Sciences and the Race to Net Zero" to put a spotlight on the important and varied role that Earth science plays in the transition to a Net Zero future.

We invite contributions (new research, reviews, and perspectives) to this Special Issue from a range of Earth science and related fields, including - but not limited to - the following:

· Responsible sourcing of raw materials for transition technologies

· Low carbon energy systems and energy storage

· Negative emissions approaches

· Value of natural capital in decarbonisation

· Stakeholder perception of Earth sciences for Net Zero transition

· Sustainable practice and development

· Policy, transition, and scalability

Authors are invited to submit papers for consideration via the Journal’s submission platform here.

The aim is for the first articles and Editorial to be published ahead of COP26 in November 2021. In anticipation of forthcoming relevant events and research, the Special Issue will remain open to submissions through to December 2022.

For more information about the Journal scope, article types, and article processing charges, see here.


Keywords: net zero, greenhouse gas, decarbonisation, sustainability, COP26, sustainable energy


Important Note: All contributions to this Special Issue must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Geological Society Of London reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The race to Net Zero has already begun in a bid to limit the rise in global surface temperatures to 1.5℃ by 2100. To achieve this goal, change is required at pace and scale across all sectors of the global economy to drastically reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and offset remaining CO2 output.

Earth Science, Systems and Society (EScubed) is launching its inaugural Special Issue on "Earth Sciences and the Race to Net Zero" to put a spotlight on the important and varied role that Earth science plays in the transition to a Net Zero future.

We invite contributions (new research, reviews, and perspectives) to this Special Issue from a range of Earth science and related fields, including - but not limited to - the following:

· Responsible sourcing of raw materials for transition technologies

· Low carbon energy systems and energy storage

· Negative emissions approaches

· Value of natural capital in decarbonisation

· Stakeholder perception of Earth sciences for Net Zero transition

· Sustainable practice and development

· Policy, transition, and scalability

Authors are invited to submit papers for consideration via the Journal’s submission platform here.

The aim is for the first articles and Editorial to be published ahead of COP26 in November 2021. In anticipation of forthcoming relevant events and research, the Special Issue will remain open to submissions through to December 2022.

For more information about the Journal scope, article types, and article processing charges, see here.


Keywords: net zero, greenhouse gas, decarbonisation, sustainability, COP26, sustainable energy


Important Note: All contributions to this Special Issue must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Geological Society Of London reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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