ERL&ERC联合特刊精选|Focus on Environmental Justice

05 1月 2024 gabriels



  • Mark New,南非开普敦大学
  • Nancy Karanja,肯尼亚内罗毕大学
  • Nathan Williams,美国罗切斯特理工学院Golisano可持续发展研究所
  • Margaret Skutsch,墨西哥国立自治大学
  • Jennifer Burney,美国加利福尼亚大学圣迭戈分校



The Sustainable Development Goals set out ambitious global development targets in pursuit of a more just, equitable, and prosperous world. Foundational among these are goals 6 and 7 which seek to eliminate water and energy poverty respectively. While these represent distinct goals by themselves, achievement of all of the SDGs rely on access to affordable, clean water and energy. Central to these goals is that provision of water and energy services must not just be universal, but also clean and sustainable, conveying the importance of environmental justice in the pursuit of economic development.
Achieving SDG 6 & 7 will require the development of clean and affordable technologies, innovative business models, supportive policies and effective institutions. Furthermore, rapid demographic growth in the Global South means that provision of water and energy services will need to accelerate even more rapidly to ensure that rising populations achieve higher standards of living. The technology choices made to meet these growing needs will have important environmental and climate implications both locally and globally. Many of the world’s poorest populations are also the most exposed to climate risks and the least able to adapt. Addressing water and energy poverty therefore requires balancing urgent short term needs with long term environmental consequences.

In this focus collection, we welcome research from all aspects of water and energy poverty, as well as the related challenges of environmental justice. This scope includes technological innovation, policy and institutional challenges, business model development and financial sustainability, behavioural aspects of water and energy use, climate change and adaptation, and environmental justice. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Impacts of access to water, sanitation, and energy on development
  • Intertwined water and energy systems: water use for energy, energy use for water
  • Justice and equity issues in water and energy provision
  • Fundamental physical limits, including natural variability
  • Water and energy system resilience


Techno-economic feasibility of small-scale pressurized irrigation in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda through an integrated modeling approach

Jorge L Izar-Tenorio et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett.16 104048


Widening inequities in clean cooking fuel use and food security: compounding effects of COVID-19 restrictions and VAT on LPG in a Kenyan informal urban settlement

Matthew Shupler et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 055012


Measuring the reliability of SDG 7: the reasons, timing, and fairness of outage distribution for household electricity access solutions

Isa Ferrall et al 2022 Environ. Res. Commun. 055001


Thermo-electric generation (TEG) enabled cookstoves in a rural Indian community: a longitudinal study of user behaviours and perceptions

Imaduddin Ahmed et al 2022 Environ. Res. Commun. 4 085003


Drinking water accessibility typologies in low- and middle-income countries

Hichul Chung et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 025009


Gender empowerment and energy access: evidence from seven countries

Maya Chandrasekaran et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 045003


Sustainable irrigation technologies: a water-energy-food (WEF) nexus perspective towards achieving more crop per drop per joule per hectare

Cuthbert Taguta et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 073003


Tackling climate risk to sustainably intensify smallholder maize farming systems in southern Africa

William C D Nelson et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 075005


Space matters: reducing energy disparity in Nepal through spatially equitable renewable energy subsidies

Bishal Bharadwaj et al 2022 Environ. Res. Commun. 4 101005


Understanding human–water feedbacks of interventions in agricultural systems with agent based models: a review

Mohammad Faiz Alam et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 103003


Hydrogen justice

Franziska Müller et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 115006


Sustainability of fresh groundwater resources in fifteen major deltas around the world

J van Engelen et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 125001


Environmental Research Letters

  • 2022年影响因子:6.7  Citescore: 10.1
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Environmental Research Communications

  • 2022年影响因子:2.9  Citescore: 3.6
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