Environmental Sciences: Open Access for an Open Issue - SpringerOpen blog
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-04-23
"Open access is an invaluable tool for the dissemination of knowledge in Environmental Sciences. The absence of pay walls encourages timely and topical sharing of information and research in this relevant topic, and content is immediately available to anyone, anywhere. Sustainability and the shortage of resources is a global conundrum which requires involvement of all communities and individuals, both to reflect the urgency of this issue and to effectively alter our collective behaviour in order to protect the environment. For instance, many research projects are carried out to understand what motivates communities to adopt pro-environmental behaviours.
Examples of research on more sustainable approaches to resources and conservation can be found in a great variety of fields and applications, such as power production through renewables – wind in particular, – transportation, fuel consumption and emissions, energy efficiency and conservation, how buildings are designed in terms of heat and energy demand, and many others."