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Special Issue on Climate Change Risk and Governance

The Earth's climate system is currently undergoing changes caused by natural events and human activities, with the main feature being global warming. Consequently, the frequency, intensity and regional structure of natural disasters are changed. Moreover, tackling climate change policies affect political and economic system of social management. All of these will lead to climate change risks and/or addressing climate change risks.

How to understand the drive and response mechanism of multi-disaster and cross-region risks, identify the climate affect factor and the threshold of climate risk on social and economic development, food production and ecosystems, are the scientific question that needs to be answered. Meanwhile, disaster prevention and climate change adaptation have greatly reduced climate change risks. It is also an important scientific issue to study the multi-factor synergy and redundancy effects of climate change governance from a multi-tiered overall perspective.

These issues involve the multidisciplinary approach and stimulate the attention of the scientific community. To harvest our understandings and knowledge on climate change risk and governance, we are organizing a special issue in Advance in Climate Change Research, with the focus on, but not limited to:

  • Mechanism and spatio-temporal evolution of extreme climatic events
  • Changing pattern of future extreme climate events and their risks
  • Climate change impacts and risks on key sectors, industries, major projects and regions  
  • Climate change risk assessment index
  • Risk management in climate governance


We hope through this Special Issue, to summarize the understanding on Climate Change Risk and Governance, to provide an overview of cutting-edge challenges and knowledge gaps, and in particular, to provide useful reference for advancing adaptation to climate change and the related management of climate extremes and disaster risks as well as to make a significant contribution to safeguarding national climate security.

Guest Editors:

  • Qingchen Chao, National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration
  • Jieming Chou, Beijing Normal University
  • Xianchun Tan, Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Laixiang Sun, School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London; Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland


Deadline for submission: 31st October, 2020

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.keaipublishing.com/en/journals/advances-in-climate-changeresearch/ by registering and logging in to this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Ensure that you mention the Special Issue Climate Change Risk and Governance call for papers in your cover letter. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Manuscripts will be published continuously online immediately on acceptance.

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