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Editorial Board

59 Editors in 18 Countries/Region

China (26)
Canada (5)
USA (5)
United Kingdom (4)
Japan (3)
Brazil (3)
Italy (2)
India (1)
Sweden (1)
Denmark (1)
Australia (1)
New Zealand (1)
Germany (1)
Costa Rica (1)
Netherlands (1)
Philippines (1)
Malaysia (1)
Romania (1)


Yong Geng

Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Research Interests: Industrial ecology; Environmental management; Climate change; Carbon emission accounting; Sustainable development

Special Issue:

Pathway and Policy Implications of Urban Low-Carbon Transition under Carbon Neutrality

Associate Editors

Hancheng Dai

Department of Environmental Management, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Green and low-carbon transition; Planetary and human health; Health co-benefits of climate policy; Integrated assessment of energy, environment and economy

Liang Dong

Department of Public and International Affairs (PIA), and School of Energy and Environment (SEE), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Research Interests: Urban sustainability and sustainable urban planning; Environmental management & policies; Industrial ecology and environmental system analysis; Eco-industrial development (EID) and eco-industrial parks (EIPs); Low-carbon city; Eco-city and smart city

Han Hao

State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Transport decarbonization; Circular economy; Electric vehicle; Battery; Bottom-up energy systems modeling

Beijia Huang

College of Environment and Architecture, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China.

Research Interests: Life cycle assessment; Green building; Low carbon; Sustainable development

Zhe Liu

Research Center for Resource and Environmental Management, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Research Interests: Circular economy; Carbon neutrality; Carbon reduction; Climate change; Resource and environmental policy; Waste recycling and recovery; Co-benefits analysis

Zhu Liu

Department of the Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Carbon emission; Sustainability science; Industrial ecology; Earth system science; Carbon neutrality

zhuang miao

School of Economics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Research Interests: Resource economics and environmental management; Total factor productivity; Climate change; Co-benefits of energy conservation, pollution reduction and carbon reduction; Rural revitalization; Sustainable development


Carbon footprint in agriculture sector: a literature review

Fujii Minoru

Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Research Interests: Carbon neutral society; Waste to energy; Circular economy; Renewable energy

Jingzheng Ren

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

Research Interests: Process system engineering; Sustainability engineering; Sustainable industrial systems; Waste-to-energy

Wendong Wei

SJTU-UNIDO Joint Institute of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Research Interests: Climate policy; Carbon emission accounting; Energy policy; Integrated assessment model

Special Issue:

Pathway and Policy Implications of Urban Low-Carbon Transition under Carbon Neutrality

Jeffrey Wilson

Sustainability Business and Economic Development and Innovation at the University of Waterloo, School of Environment, Enterprise & Development, Waterloo, Canada.

Research Interests: Ecological footprint; Ecosystem goods and services; Natural capital; Nature-based solutions; Net zero; Corporate social responsibility; Corporate sustainability: ESG

Xianlai Zeng

School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Waste management; Circular economy; Material flow analysis; Material metabolism

Senior Academic Advisor

Joseph Sarkis

School of Business, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA.

Research Interests: Supply chain management; Circular economy; Engineering management; Natural environment; Corporate environmental management

Special Issue:

Digitizing Carbon Footprints Management

Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

PK Nair

School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatic Sciences, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

Research Interests: Agroforestry; Integrated farming systems; Soil carbon sequestration; Climate change mitigation; Ecosystem services; Soil health


Carbon footprints and land-use systems

Editorial Board Members-- Ecosystems

Daniel Alongi

Tropical Coastal & Mangrove Consultants, Highview Ct, Pakenham, Victoria, Australia.

Research Interests: Biogeochemistry; Blue carbon; Carbon cycling; Ecology; Mangrove forests; Wetlands


Current status and emerging perspectives of coastal blue carbon ecosystems

Special Issue:

A Natural Climate Solution: Blue Carbon Ecosystems and Emerging Perspectives

Chandrashekhar Biradar

World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), Country Director, India, New Delhi, India.

Research Interests: Tree outside forests; Agroforestry; Digital augmentation; Functional productions; Carbon sequestration; Soil health; Resilient landscape; Ecosystem restoration and services

Aiduan Borrion

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London, London, UK.

Research Interests: Life cycle assessment (LCA); Circular economy; Bioresources; Sustainability; Net zero

Miguel Brandão

Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED), KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Research Interests: Circular economy; Environmental economics; Ecological economics; Agroecology; Land use; Sustainable production and consumption

Thilde Bech Bruun

Department of Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Research Interests: Carbon storage; Land use changes; Soil science; Shifting cultivation; Climate change


Carbon footprint of shifting cultivation landscapes: current knowledge, assumptions and data gaps

Wendy Francesconi

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), La Molina, Lima, Peru.

Research Interests: Agroforestry; Biodiversity conservation; Water quality; Landscape ecology; Ecosystem services modeling


Carbon footprints of forest degradation and deforestation by "basic-needs populations": a review

Emanuela Gama-Rodrigues

Soil Laboratory, Darcy Ribeiro North Fluminense State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Research Interests: Carbon sequestration; Ecosystem services; Agroforestry systems; Soil organic matter


Perspectives on carbon footprint of agricultural land-use in Brazil

Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

Research Interests: Biochemical engineering; Environmental biotechnology; Bioreactors; Photobioreactors; Microalgae

Graham K. MacDonald

Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Research Interests: Agricultural land use and management; Urban food systems; Agricultural resource-use efficiency

Hamish Mackey

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Research Interests: Water and wastewater systems; Resource recovery; Environmental biotechnology; Biomass valorization

Tim Rixen

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany.

Research Interests: Organic and inorganic carbon cycles; Climate change impacts on marine and coastal ecosystems; Greenhouse gas emissions

Eduardo Somarriba

CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica.

Research Interests: Agriculture; Ecosystem ecology; Biodiversity; Climate change

Brent Swallow

Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Research Interests: Land policy; REDD; Payments for ecosystem services; Women’s empowerment; Climate smart agriculture

Meine van Noordwijk

Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Research Interests: Agroforestry; Roots; Water; Cross-scale relationships; Modelling


Carbon footprints, informed consumer decisions and shifts towards responsible agriculture, forestry, and other land uses?

Junye Wang

Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Canada.

Research Interests: Integrate agroecosystem; Land use change; Geographic Information System (GIS) ; Ecosystems, Nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration; Bioenergy

Jiaping Wu

Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China.

Research Interests: Coastal Blue Carbon; Coastal Environment and Ecosystems; Geospatial Informatics

Kai Xiao

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Research Interests: Coastal wetland; Blue carbon; Submarine groundwater discharge; Seawater-groundwater interactions; Benthic bioturbations

Yi Yang

Key Laboratory of Three Gorges Reservoir Region's Eco-Environment, Ministry of Education, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China.

Research Interests: Sustainable diets transition; Sustainable agri-food systems; Climate impacts on agri-food systems; Carbon peaking & neutrality and low-carbon transition; Life cycle assessment; Industrial ecology; Sustainable ecology

Xiaogang Yin

College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: N cycling in cropping systems; N2O emissions; Carbon sequestration; Cereal-legume rotations; Agricultural sustainable development; Crop modelling

Editorial Board Members--Environmental Economics

Feng Dong

School of Economics and Management, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China.

Research Interests: Environmental economics; Energy economics; Sustainable management; Environmental policy

Special Issue:

Opportunities and Barriers from Achieving Low- to Net-Zero Carbon Cities

Kai Fang

School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Research Interests: Environmental management and policy; Energy and climate change; Ecological economy; Industrial ecology; Sustainable development

Kai Huang

College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Environmental system analysis; Environmental Policy and management Environmental planning and management

Huaping Sun

School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Carbon finance and green innovation; Low-carbon trade and sustainable development; Industrial organization and global value chain

Special Issue:

Opportunities and Barriers from Achieving Low- to Net-Zero Carbon Cities

Yang Xie

Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research, Beihang University, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Health economics; Global health; Climate change; Air pollution; Social sustainable development

Heran Zheng

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London, London, UK.

Research Interests: City-level low carbon transition; Urban sustainability; City level input-output methodology construction

Editorial Board Members-- Industrial Systems

Yi Bao

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA.

Research Interests: Low-carbon cost effective materials; Smart materials; Smart sensors; Smart structures; Machine learning; Optimization; Artificial intelligence (AI)

Shun Fung Chiu

Gokongwei College of Engineering, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

Research Interests: Industrial ecology; Sustainable consumption and production; Industrial symbiosis; Operations strategy; Resource efficient and cleaner production

Francesco Colangelo

Department of Engineering, University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy.

Research Interests: Metallic waste recycling; Sustainability of construction materials; The application of Life Cycle Assessment methodology to different processes for preparation of innovative building

Teresa Domenech Aparisi

Industrial Ecology and the Circular Economy, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

Research Interests: Industrial symbiosis; Sustainability; Industrial ecology; Circular economy; Urban metabolism; Environmental policy and the application of circular economy principles to urban transitions

Ilenia Farina

Department of Engineering, University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy.

Research Interests: Sustainable constructions; 3D Print; Recycled aggregates; Low carbon mortars and concretes; Life cycle assessment

Dominic Foo

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.

Research Interests: CO2 reduction; Carbon footprint reduction; Energy planning; Process integration; Process optimisation

Elena Simina LAKATOS

Institute for Circular Economy and Environment "Ernest Lupan", Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Research Interests: Circular economy; Industrial ecology; Environmental management; Climate change; Circular Cities; Carbon neutral society; Sustainable development

Zhaoling Li

School of Economics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.

Research Interests: Development and application of Integrated Assessment Model; Low-carbon development pathways assessment; Carbon emission reduction potential analysis; Environmental economics; Industrial decarbonization

Yin Long

Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Research Interests: Carbon emission; Energy system; Spatial analysis; Input-output analysis

Weina Meng

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA.

Research Interests: High-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites; CO2 utilization by cementitious materials; Wastes utilization by cementitious materials; Bio-inspired engineering materials; Machine learning for materials discovery

Sonil Nanda

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Research Interests: Biorefining; Waste valorization; Resource recovery; Waste-to-energy; Thermochemical/biological process development and optimization

Satoshi Ohnishi

Fukushima Regional Collaborative Research Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan, Fukushima, Japan.

Research Interests: Industrial ecology; Eco industrial development; Industrial symbiosis; Life cycle assessment; Technology assessment; Regional analysis

Muhammad Shafique

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK.

Research Interests: Sustainable construction and transportation systems; Green buildings; Building information modeling (BIM); Carbon-neutrality

Lu Sun

School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Research Interests: Urban industrial symbiosis; Circular economy; Waste-to-energy; Urban carbon emissions; Energy system optimization

Jiahai Yuan

School of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China.

Research Interests: Energy economics; Energy policy; Power system modelling; Energy system transition; Just transition


Credible transition plans for coal power sector: current disclosure framework and considerations for transition finance

Yuekuan Zhou

Sustainable Energy and Environment Thrust, Function Hub, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Research Interests: Carbon footprint; Lifecycle carbon emission; Green buildings; Renewable energy; Energy conversion and management; Artificial intelligence

Special Issue:

Challenges and Opportunities for Carbon Neutrality from Buildings Construction

Editorial Board Members-- Urban Systems

Fengsheng Chien

School of Finance and Accounting, Fuzhou University of International Studies and Trade, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

Research Interests: Environmental economy; Energy finance; Econometrics

Manoj Kumar Nallapaneni

School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China;
HICCER – Hariterde International Council of Circular Economy Research, Kerala, India;
Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva, Switzerland.

Research Interests: New photovoltaic systems; Circular power system; Digital circular economy; Sustainability & resilience; Techno-economic analysis; Life cycle assessment

Kaihui Song

Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Research Interests: Carbon footprints; Embodied emissions; Carbon inequality; Sustainable production and consumption; Sustainable urbanism

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Carbon Footprints
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