Special Issue "Environmental and Economic Aspects of Climate Change and Low-Carbon Policies"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 1548
Interests: climate change policy; carbon governance; urban sustainable energy development; index decomposition analysis
Interests: energy economics; system ecology; urban ecological planning; waste management
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Curbing excessive greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities is vital for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Over the last few decades, governments all around the world have tried to design low-carbon policies to alleviate the negative influences of climate change to ecosystems and socio-economic development; however, there is still a huge gap between the announced net-zero emissions commitments around the 1.5C target and the policies and measures needed. The rebound in the global economy following the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a renewed surge in the consumption of fossil fuels, including coal, and its accompanying greenhouse gas emissions.
The nexus between climate change and the environment and economy is becoming complex. Climate change accelerates transformations in meteorological conditions such as temperature and precipitation, which lead to the destruction and reshaping of natural ecosystems, which, in turn, contribute to economic uncertainty and threats to human health while affecting agricultural production, industry and energy systems. Meanwhile, a growing global population and rising income have created a larger and more diversified demand for energy services, which makes the transition to low-carbon energy more difficult and creates new challenges in the fight against climate change. Thus, the design, implementation and evaluation of diversified low-carbon policies are paramount. Many countries have developed a variety of low-carbon policies; however, previous studies have only focused on evaluating the efficiency of each policy individually and lack comprehensive analysis between policies. As the world economy began to recover from the recession caused by the COVID-19, the need for fossil fuels to revive the economy will inevitably clash with the transition to clean energy.
This Special Issue focuses on the nexus between climate change and the environment and economy, as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of diversified low-carbon policies. The authors are welcome to submit manuscripts related to, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Land use change and food production under climate change;
- Climate change and carbon sequestration;
- Impacts of climate change on urban natural capital and ecosystem services;
- Carbon–energy–water–food–economy nexus mechanisms;
- Challenges, investment opportunities and technological innovations in adapting to climate change;
- Low-carbon policies and resilience to climate change;
- Efficiency evaluation of government spending for climate change adaption;
- Designing and assessing of collaborative governance policies for low-carbon transition.
Prof. Dr. Shulei Cheng
Dr. Gengyuan Liu
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- climate change resilience
- land use change
- carbon sequestration
- urban natural capital
- ecosystem services
- carbon–energy–water–food–economy nexus
- low-carbon policies
- government spending for climate change adaption
- collaborative governance