Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
  • Air pollution control engineering
  • Climate change
  • Ecological and human risk assessment
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital
  • Environmental economics
  • Control and monitoring of pollutants
  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Solid waste treatment

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a range of papers (original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

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Current Issue: 2022  Archive: 2021 2020

Special Issue

Case Studies of Carbon Management in Practice

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Paul Dargusch, PhD, Associate Professor

Affiliation: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland, QLD, 4072, Australia

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Research Interests: Climate change mitigation; Carbon management

About This Topic

In an effort to mitigate the potential impacts of climate change, carbon management aims to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as those associated with the combustion of fossil fuels. Efforts to manage carbon are increasingly common, with governments increasing their climate change mitigation and adaptation ambitions and a growing list of firms declaring decarbonization or net zero strategies. Due to rampant post-industrial carbon emissions, the effects of climate change are intensifying, such as longer droughts in some regions, more frequent wildfires, and an increase in the duration of tropical storms. These events and others are driving the need to investigate and improve climate change mitigation practices. In the wake of COP26 in Glasglow, cutting-edge research on climate change mitigation is time.

This special issue calls for contributions from research of all research areas involving carbon management in practice. The special focus of this issue includes rigorous critiques of practical carbon management strategies, research around implementation of novel carbon management methodologies, and demonstrations of the linkages between theoretical and practical carbon management practices. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to the topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.

Publication

Open Access Review

Carbon Footprint Study of Korean Green Tea Industry Using the Methods of the Life Cycle Assessment and Calculating Carbon Absorption in Agricultural Land

Received: 02 September 2022;  Published: 02 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204047

Abstract

Due to recent global warming and climate change events, about 127 countries have declared themselves carbon neutral since the Paris Agreement was signed. Furthermore, agriculture is directly or indirectly affected by climate change. In particular, the importance of carbon neutrality is very high due to the high carbon absorption potential [...]
Open Access Communication

Quantification of the Carbon Sequestration Potential of a 31-year-old Tree-based Intercropping System in Southern Ontario, Canada

Received: 08 September 2022;  Published: 25 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204043

Abstract

Carbon (C) storage potential was quantified for four tree species which are commonly incorporated into tree-based intercropping (TBI) systems and compared with conventional agricultural systems in southern Ontario, Canada. In the 31-year-old TBI system at the University of Guelph’s Agroforestry Research Station, Norwa [...]
Open Access Original Research

Review of the Carbon Management Strategies of Retail Industry in Energy Consumption and the Whole Value-Chain of the Product - A Case Study of Auchan Holding

Received: 09 February 2022;  Published: 17 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203031

Abstract

Scientific data are almost nonexistent regarding the health-protectiveness of most hazardous-waste-site remediation. Given this data-gap, recently the World Health Organization (WHO) urged scientists to develop methods of “cost-efficient health surveillance” of toxics’ cleanups, including any “illegal operations”. Followi [...]
Open Access Original Research

Meeting the Net Zero Emissions Challenge – Alphabet’s Carbon Management Actions and Opportunities

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 16 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202026

Abstract

The first step in managing an entity’s carbon emissions involves measurement as ‘what gets measured gets managed’ and measurement lies at the heart of carbon management. The study of carbon management is important to all stakeholders as it enables calculation of emissions that can help determine opportunities for emissions [...]
Open Access Original Research

From Managing People to Managing Emissions: How Leading Human Resources Firms are Minimising Their Carbon Footprint

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 06 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202019

Abstract

One of the biggest challenges currently presented to organisations worldwide is their ability to identify and sustainably manage greenhouse gas emissions. ‘Carbon management’, as it is referred to, is the process of understanding how and where an organisation’s activities generate emissions, and extends beyond meeting regulation requirem [...]
Open Access Original Research

Achieving Net Zero Through a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Carbon Management in Mining and Metals Processing–A Case Study of Rio Tinto

Received: 24 January 2022;  Published: 05 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202018

Abstract

The earth’s climate is warming, increasingly straining the Earth’s human and environmental systems. Organisations are increasingly committing to net zero emissions by mid-Century to set and communicate their ambition to limit global warming to the peak temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. However, for many companies, the [...]
Open Access Original Research

How is Environmental Sustainability a Key to Innovation?

Received: 09 February 2022;  Published: 27 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202016

Abstract

The private sector plays an important role in the global climate goals and the 1.5°C target set during the Paris Agreement. Through investment in green projects and technology and energy efficiency initiatives, their carbon management strategy is paramount to achieve sustainability and good business practices. It is crucial to [...]
Open Access Original Research

How do World-renowned Coffee Companies Manage Carbon Emissions? A Case Study of Starbucks

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 26 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202015

Abstract

Carbon emissions are a major factor influencing climate change. Climate change also has ecological impacts, such as loss of biodiversity and loss of ecosystem functions and services. Starbucks is a large multinational company which aims to reduce their environmental impact. Starbucks’ carbon emissions in 2018 were 16,706 thousand metric [...]
Open Access Original Research

The Tension Between Growth and Innovation Led Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the Information and Communication Technology and Media and Entertainment Sector: A Case Study of AT&T Inc.

Received: 13 January 2022;  Published: 15 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202013

Abstract

With scientific consensus on climate change and growing public concern, firms are recognising the multiple risks associated with inaction on their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Entertainment & Media (E&M) sectors provide essential communications services, that are foundational [...]
Open Access Original Research

A Case Study of How DHL Practices Carbon Management

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 10 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2201010

Abstract

Awareness of the challenges of sustainable development, and in particular the risks of climate change, is leading to inevitable restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. Companies must now adopt a systematic approach to sustainable development. This issue is particularly important as true carbon risk management must be introduced into the [...]
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