Challenges is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that welcomes contributions to any problem, or any aspect of the Grand Challenges facing our world and our societies today. It is published quarterly online by MDPI and addresses the pressing need to accelerate integrated cross-sectoral discourse and collaborative solutions to improve every aspect of life on our planet. Challenges is part of the growing planetary health movement. The Nova Network (formerly inVIVO Planetary Health) is affiliated with Challenges, and is a member of the Planetary Health Alliance.
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Special Issue in Challenges
Nurturing Connected Consciousness in the Anthropocene: Addressing Calls for Cultural and Spiritual Transformation as a Path to Personal, Collective, and Planetary Health Guest Editors: Heidi Honegger Rogers, Mona S. El-Sherbini, Sara L. Warber, Knellee Bisram, Cindy Xie
Deadline: 31 October 2024
Special Issue in Challenges
Planetary Health: From Evidence to Action–Confronting Reality (Including Submissions Associated with the 2024 Planetary Health Summit (PHAM2024) Guest Editors: Elil Renganathan, Fatimah Ahamad, Menaka Ganeson, Susan Prescott, Jemilah Mahmood, Marie Studer
Deadline: 30 November 2024
Special Issue in Challenges
The Relationship between Sustainability and Inner Development: Towards More Integrative Worldviews, Paradigms, and Actions Guest Editors: Kristian Stålne, Christine Wamsler, Susan Prescott, Kristofer Vernmark, Jonathan Reams, Vivianna Rodriguez Carreon, Kira Cooper, Stefani Greca, Lene Søvold
Deadline: 14 December 2024
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