Environmental and Sustainability Economies/Geographies

Environmental degradation has become one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Climate change, the overexploitation of common-pool resources and ongoing mass extinction all point to a need for humanity to radically transform production, exchange and consumption systems in ways that re-define the relationship between nature and economic activities. How does such transformative change come about, where is it most likely to happen (or not) and how are its winners and losers distributed in space? Economic geography has explored the spatially variegated causes and consequences of transformations to environmentally sustainable economies at micro, meso and macro level of analysis, but much remains to be done. Balancing or re-defining the intersecting demands of economic development, social justice and environmental preservation stands at the core of this agenda. This theme welcomes submissions on all aspects of these topics, including (but not limited to):