Since the beginning of life on Earth, the climate has always been changing and the temperature rising. However, this rise has occurred slowly throughout hundreds and thousands of years. In contrast, global warming in the last few decades has increased at a much faster rate as it is human-influenced.
Global warming has always been linked to greenhouse gases. Nowadays, innovative solutions are implemented in countries to decrease emissions. Have you heard of drones that plant trees? It is well known that trees help store greenhouse emissions. However, the number of planted trees is not enough. Drones today are being used to scatter tree seeds throughout severely damaged forests. There are two types of drones. First, mapping drones are used to discover the most efficient planting plan for a region, then planting drones fly around two meters above the ground and shoot seeds at a high speed that makes them strongly implanted into the soil.
Do you wonder how can methane gas be spotted despite it being invisible and odorless? For years, pipes in factories have been leaking for long times before being discovered. Today these methane leaks can be spotted by satellites. It is estimated that they can help reduce methane emissions by 50%.
The world now more than ever needs more innovations to save it. Join the 3rd edition of our “Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES)” international conference in collaboration with Chongqing University, China, and get the chance to contribute and make a significant impact. The conference is a chance for scientists and researchers from around the globe to excavate solutions. IEREK welcomes participants with various scientific backgrounds and offers the opportunity to publish in the Scopus-indexed ASTI Book series by Springer.
1. Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation, and Adaptation
1-1 Greenhouse gas emission and measurement
1-2 Climate-related disasters and reduction
1-3 Risks and vulnerabilities assessment and visualization
1-4 Impacts of climate change on health and well-being
1-5 Ecosystem services and carbon sequestration
1-6 Sustainable transport and climate change mitigation and adaptation
1-7 Sustainable building and construction
1-8 Industry decarbonization and economic growth
1-9 Renewable and clean energy potential and implementation
1-10 Environmental, economic, and social benefits of climate change mitigation
2. Sustainable Planning and Design of Urban and Rural Areas
2-1 Climate change and regional economic development
2-2 Territorial spatial planning and carbon neutrality
2-3 Urban overheating mitigation and adaptation
2-4 Water sensitive urban design
2-5 Smart development for urban habitats
2-6 Sustainable land use and planning
2-7 Low-carbon cities and communities
2-8 Wind sensitive urban planning and design
2-9 Nature-based solutions
2-10 Urban Morphology and environmental performance
2-11 Innovative technologies, models, methods, and tools for spatial planning
3. Decarbonisation of Built Environment
3-1 Climate-related impacts on the built environment
3-2 Health and wellbeing of occupants
3-3 Demands on energy, materials, and water
3-4 Assessment methods, systems, and tools
3-5 Sustainable energy, materials, and water systems
3-6 Energy efficiency design technologies and appliances
3-7 Smart technology and sustainable operation
3-8 Uptake and integration of clean energy
3-9 Innovative materials for carbon reduction and environmental regulation
3-10 Building demolition and material recycling and reusing
3-11 Sustainable building retrofitting and assessment
4. Climate-related Governance and Challenges
4-1 Targets, pathways, and roadmaps towards carbon neutrality
4-2 Pathways for climate resilience and future sustainability
4-3 Challenges, opportunities, and solutions for climate resilience
4-4 Climate change governance coalitions (networks) development and challenges
4-5 Co-benefits and synergies between adaptation and mitigation measures
4-6 Conflicts and trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation measures
4-7 Mapping, accounting, and trading carbon emissions
4-8 Governance models, policies, regulations, and programs
4-9 Financing urban climate change mitigation
4-10 Education, policy, and advocacy of climate change mitigation and adaptation
4-11 COVID-19 and similar crises impacts and lessons
All accepted papers of the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability –(3rd CCES) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology, and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in one of IEREK Press' International Journals.
The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.
The ASTI Book Series is indexed Scopus and will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI) and EI-Compendex databases.
To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with worldwide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 8 -12 pages long.
If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.
Asti By Springer
Publishing in ASTI by Springer (Scopus indexed)
After the conference, the submitted manuscripts of authors interested in publishing in the ASTI book series will undergo a rigorous peer-review process resulting in a final decision made by the editors. Only accepted research will be published as a chapter in the Book Series entitled “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer. The ASTI Book Series is by managed highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure high-quality material for online publication.
The ASTI Book Series is fully indexed in Scopus. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).
About the ASTI series
Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on important emerging research that redefines the current disciplinary boundaries in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. It not only discusses the progress made towards securing more resources, allocating smarter solutions, and rebalancing the relationship between nature and people, but also provides in-depth insights from comprehensive research that addresses the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as set out by the UN for 2030.
The series draws on the best research papers from various IEREK and other international conferences to promote the creation and development of viable solutions for a sustainable future and a positive societal transformation with the help of integrated and innovative science-based approaches. Including interdisciplinary contributions, it presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both economic and sustainable development, through better use of data, more effective institutions, and global, local, and individual action, for the welfare of all societies.
The series particularly features conceptual and empirical contributions from various interrelated fields of science, technology, and innovation, with an emphasis on digital transformation, that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water, and energy security to achieve the SDGs. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues in different regions of the world.
The series is intended for professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with IEREK, the Springer ASTI series will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.
Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. As part of Springer Nature, Springer sits alongside other trusted brands like Nature Research, BioMed Central, and Palgrave Macmillan.
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Ierek Press Journals
Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)
ESSD is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that aims to systematically develop the research-driven curiosity and evidence-based discourse of aspiring scholars that seek to contribute to the academic community. As the world is currently living in an age of information where sources are widely available on the Internet, we at ESSD seek to efficiently utilize the available information to help create robust and evidence-based knowledge. In the process, we offer researchers, in general, and young and aspiring ones in particular a quicker way to get their work published and gain exposure through online open access. We pride ourselves on getting submitted work to be published quickly, through the use of our worldwide pool of subject specialist peer reviewers.
Find out more about ESSD International Journal here.
The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)
ARChive is an open-access journal that publishes conference proceedings on a wide range of topics relating to social sciences. Consequently, it accepts original research papers on a wide spectrum of subjects. ARChive is a journal published on behalf of researchers that perpetually make an effort to contribute to their fields and provide them with high visibility of research submitted. The series publishes, both, theoretical and experimental high-quality papers of current and perpetual interest. It serves to cultivate, propagate, and essentially archive academic research that has been authored and submitted for academic conferences.
Find out more about ARChive International Journal here.
Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)
Resourceedings is an open access journal that publishes conference proceedings. Conference proceedings compromise of different disciplines, ranging from Engineering including built environments, architecture, and sustainability. Disciplines also include Technology and Energy. Resourceedings is a journal that publishes research articles that shed light on different crucial issues in order to provide them with solutions and suggestions. The journal publishes articles submitted by researchers of interest in different fields.
Find out more about Resourceedings International Journal here.
IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent.The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.
Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:
Step 1: Abstract Submission Process
- The author should prepare and submit an Abstract (250 300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.
- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
- The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.
- The author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.
To downloadthe Abstract Writing Template, Click Here
Step 2: Abstract Review
- Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.
-A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.
- The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:
Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.
Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review
- The author should prepare and submit a Full/ Long paper (6000-8000 words) through the website and before the full paper submission deadline.
- The full paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.
- A full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as get published online by Springer.
- The author should submit the full paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.
- The full paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference.
Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection
All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:
Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
Max. % from one source: 3-5%
Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees.
Note: In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.
- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:
A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
Receipt of Payment
Visa Invitation Letter
Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process
Only after payment is confirmed,
- and the full paper submission deadline is reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s revision SOP (double-blind process).
- Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.
- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:
Accepted without comments
Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion from the final publication/ final rejection.
- A back and forth process, modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted.
To help the organizers plan for inter-disciplinary dialogue, participants are requested to choose from the conference themes/ Topics upon registration.
They must also refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in registering and submitting their abstracts/ papers:
Types of Participation
1. Attend/ Present Virtually and Publish in Conference proceedings
Organized from the comfort of your own home, the conference offers a virtual attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.
Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract and extend this abstract to a full paper following the “author instructions” below and before the deadline (see Important Dates). At least one author must pay the registration fee (see Conference Fees).
For any reason, authors may wish to submit pre-recorded video presentations no later than 15 days prior to the conference. Alternatively, they may wish to record a voice-over PowerPoint presentation for submission to the conference organizers.
2. Registration to publish in the proceedings (Full Paper) without presenting/ attending
If your Full paper is accepted, it may be published in the conference proceedings book in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Book Series by Springer (indexed in Scopus) even if you are not attending the conference. In this case, the accepted work will not be included in the final conference program and the fee will cover the cost of editorial handling and peer-review evaluation of your paper (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)
3. Non-presenting participant
Non-presenting participants may also wish to attend the conference as Audience Members or Co-authors contributing to an already submitted abstract/ paper.
Abstract Submissions Deadline
21 Mar 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance
20 Apr 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline
19 Jun 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance
19 Jul 2023
Early Payment Deadline
19 Jun 2023
Regular Payment Deadline
19 Jul 2023
Late Payment Deadline
18 Aug 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry)
19 Jul 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance
19 Jul 2023
18 Aug 2023
17 Sep 2023
Benefits Of Attending
Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:
1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.
2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, the University, and Partnering Organizations.
3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) book series by Springer which is indexed in world-renowned databases.
4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.
5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.
6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.
7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in both hardcover and digital format on a CD.Shipping fees may apply.
*ID must be shown
*Affiliation must be provided
*Affiliation must be provided
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
19 Jul 2023
18 Aug 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
19 Jul 2023
18 Aug 2023
19 Jul 2023
If multiple abstracts by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 25% discount is applied to each additional submission.
Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event.
Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.
C. Extra Fees
*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.
Payment Terms and Guidelines:
After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper can only be given after the peer review process.
Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance, and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
The first edition of the International Conference on “Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability” was held in collaboration with the Chongqing University, China, and took place virtually from the 9th to the 11th of October, due to the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.
This Conference is a step towards empowering decision-makers and energy stakeholders to join forces and proactively address the challenges of climate change so that actual progress can be achieved. By bringing together researchers who work on topics relevant to climate change and environmental sustainability to share their latest accomplishments and research findings, voices can be amplified and actions towards a more resilient, liveable, sustainable future taken. This conference serves as an important resource to inform people and provide them with a comprehensive understanding of the possible opportunities for environmental sustainability to address climate change.
Among the main topics discussed in the Conference:
1- Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
2- Sustainable Urban-Rural Planning and Design
3- Decarbonization of Built Environment
4- Climate-related Governance and Challenges
The “Opening Ceremony” started with the online registration and welcoming speeches from the Conference Chair.
A Presentation about IEREK introducing the company and its activities to the audience followed.
Following IEREK’s introduction, short welcoming speeches were given by the conference chair Research. Prof. Baojie He, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University, China & Green Talents Alumni of Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, the conference co-chair Prof. Ayyoob Sharifi, Professor at Hiroshima University Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Japan; Lead Author of IPCC 6th & Associate Editor of Urban Climate Journal, Elsevier, the conference co-chair, Research. Prof. Chi Feng, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University, China, and the conference co-chair Prof. Jun Yang, Jangho Architecture Collage, Northeastern University, China.
A “Plenary Session” followed introducing the first keynote speaker, Professor Mattheos Santamouris, Anita Lawrence Professor of High-Performance Architecture in the University of South Wales, Australia & Co-Editor-in-Chief of Energy and Buildings Journal of Elsevier, whose speech was entitled: “Recent Advances in Urban Mitigation Technologies.”
Following the first keynote speaker was the second Keynote Speaker Marta Olazabal, Research Fellow at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Head of the Adaptation Research Group, with a speech entitled: “Is urban climate adaptation in a deadlock?”
After the keynote speech was the First Session of the conference entitled “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.” The session was moderated by Dr. Huimin Liu, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, and Dr. Wanlu Ouyang, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.
The second day of the conference started with the remaining keynote speaker, Deo Prasad, Scientia Professor in the University of New South Wales, Australia & Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (FTSE) & the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (FAIA), with a speech entitled: “Delivering Net Zero Carbon Buildings.”
After the keynote speech, the Second Session, entitled: “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Urban Planning & Design,” which is moderated by Dr. Huimin Liu, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, Dr. Wanlu Ouyang, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, and Dr. Chuan Shang, Associate professor Chongqing university, China took place.
The Second Session discussed eleven presentations before the “Discussion & Conclusions Session” given by the conference chair Research. Prof. Baojie He, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University, China & Green Talents Alumni of Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.
The Third day of the conference started with the speech of the keynote speaker, Professor Joni Jupesta, Senior Researcher in the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) & Lead Author IPCC 6th AR, Indonesia, entitled: “CD-R Technology and Natural based pathways in the climate Change Policy in Asia.”
After the keynote speech, the Third Session followed and was moderated by Dr. Xuan Ma, Department of Architecture, Chang’an University, China. The Third Session discussed Six presentations before the Virtual Group Photo.
Afterwards, the Fourth Session of the conference took place and was moderated by Dr. Gloria Pignatta, School of the Built Environment, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture (FADA), University of South Wales, Australia, and ProfessorFederica Rosso, Department of civil, construction and environmental engineering (DICEA), Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The fourth and last session of the conference discussed the remaining nine presentations.
A Discussion and Questions and Answers session followed, and the Conference was concluded by a Panel session where final remarks and feedback were discussed.
Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:
Up to 60 days before the event
59 days before the event
A refund is not possible if
- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)
- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)
- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.