A bit of self marketing: For those of you out there who are in to sustainability communication in its broadest sense, this recent call for paper for the open-access journal Sustainability might be of interest. Together with Gerd Michelsen from the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication (INFU) at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, I am guest-editing a special issue on sustainability communication. This is what we wrote for the call:
Twenty years after Rio what is needed more than ever is a search for ways to improve the social capacity to guide interactions between nature and society toward a more sustainable future. This is and needs to be a process of social learning in its broadest sense, in which communication plays a crucial role. Taking this into account, sustainability communication is a process of mutual understanding of the normative concept of sustainability as well as the individual and societal possibilities of taking action.
This special issue – to be published in 2013 – aims to take stock and map existing research on sustainability communication and to explore the role sustainability communication plays for a sustainable transition. We invite submissions that examine all aspects of communication related to sustainability in any setting and at any level of communication (such as interpersonal, group, intergroup, organizational, or mass communication). We particularly encourage contributions from different disciplinary perspectives employing a broad variety of research methods (philosophical/theoretical, conceptual or empirical).
Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen
Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth
Check the special issues page for more information about submissions. We encourage a broad variety of perspectives and disciplines to contribute! If you are interested feel free to contact me about your ideas – there is a limited source of funding to cover the Article Processing Charge for publication in this open access journal.