How Does Green Finance Affect Net-Zero Targets, Sustainable Production, and Consumption: Principles, Risks, and Strategies

A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 290

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Dear Colleagues,

There is no road to a net-zero economy, sustainable production, and consumption without green finance.  Time is running out to meet these targets together with resolving the climate crisis, as the global temperature is rising by nearly 1.5 °C, instigated by the continuous rise in carbon emissions. Against this concerning backdrop, the transition to net-zero global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 would require a huge amount of sustainable investment in physical assets and technologies to take climate action to manage the risk associated with carbon emissions in light of the United Nation’s Sustainable Goal 13. In the near term, significant green investment in clean power would be required to run a green economy, electric vehicles, and decarbonize infrastructures. With the increasing global population likely to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, we must also change our production and consumption patterns in view of the UN’s SDG 12 to protect natural resources and sustain the livelihoods of current and future generations. Considerable green and sustainable finance is currently lacking to be invested in production technologies and eco-friendly products, especially in emerging and developing countries. Considering these risks, as well as the compelling opportunities, this Special Issue addresses the necessity for financial institutions and key stakeholders, such as researchers and policymakers, to set a clear and forward-looking business strategy for sustainable finance, as well as their role in the transition to net zero, responsible consumption, and production.

Dr. Isaac Akomea-Frimpong
Guest Editor

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  • green finance
  • climate action
  • net zero
  • sustainable production and consumption
  • risk management
  • green economy

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