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Assessing evidence on the impacts of nature-based interventions for climate change mitigation: a systematic map of primary and secondary research from subtropical and tropical terrestrial regions

This systematic map assesses the evidence base on the links between nature-based interventions and climate change mitigation. The evidence base found is significant and growing, but more comprehensive evidence is needed to support causal inference between these interventions and direct outcomes for climate change mitigation.

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Prof Andrew Pullin, Editor-in-Chief

Andrew Pullin is a founder and Chief Executive of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, which has the goal of supporting evidence-informed decision making in environmental management. He is based in the UK where he is a Professor (retired) in the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University, UK.

Upcoming Webinar

Empowering Environmental Decision-Making: Unveiling the Collaborative Evidence Services of CEE
14th November 2023, 12.30pm-1.15pm GMT - Online

This webinar will introduce some of the FREE services that CEE provides to evidence users and decision makers in the environmental sector. 

Key speakers:
Andrew Pullin, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Evidence and Chief Executive Officer, CEE
Dave Stone, Chief Scientist, Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Aims and scope

Environmental Evidence publishes objective scientific evidence to inform policy and practice by publishing evidence syntheses (including meta-analyses) relevant to environmental management. The journal is managed by the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) and facilitates rapid publication of rigorous evidence syntheses, in the form of Systematic Reviews, Rapid Reviews and Systematic Maps, conducted to CEE Guidelines and Standards. Our scope covers all forms of environmental management interventions and human impacts on the environment, and therefore spans the natural and social sciences. Subjects include Climate change, water security, agriculture, food security, forestry, fisheries, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution, invasive species, environmental impacts on human wellbeing, sustainable energy use, soil management, environmental legislation and environmental education. 

Environmental management is now a mainstream political activity with major resources being committed to growing challenges related to climate change, natural resource management, ecosystem services and human wellbeing. Despite the large and rapidly increasing amounts of primary environmental research, the potential of the data to address questions of concern to policy makers and managers has not been fully realised. CEE promotes and facilitates the conduct and use of evidence syntheses and seeks to make evidence more accessible to all through open access publishing of papers on all aspects of evidence-based environmental management. To this end we also publish the following paper types.

Objective use of scientific evidence to inform policy or practice is a major aim and to that end the Journal also publishes methodology papers and encourages submissions that promise advances in the field of evidence synthesis, including methodological contributions to advance co-design processes used in syntheses, communication of findings or evidence uptake.

Discussion of wider issues surrounding the production of evidence syntheses and use of research evidence in decision making are welcome in the form of commentary articles.

Research articles are welcome that are empirical natural or social science studies that examine various aspects of evidence generation, systhesis, use and impact. 

Evidence in Action articles should involve a discussion on the impact of evidence-based practice on environmental managers, of evidence synthesis on policy making, or a discussion of developments at the science-policy interface.

Proposals for Special Series of papers on a specific theme are welcomed and you should contact the Editor-in-Chief at an early stage.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    5.1 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.084 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.967 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    4 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    150 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    2,781 Altmetric mentions