Topic Editors

1. Wegener Centre for Climate and Global Change, Graz University, 8010 Graz, Austria
2. Environment Agency Austria, Spittelauer Lände 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Dr. Ganna Zhelnovach
Department of Ecology, Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University, 61000 Kharkiv, Ukraine
Dr. Yevgeniy Nikitin
Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences, 03113 Kyiv, Ukraine; Association of Energy Engineers of Ukraine (АЕЕ), 01135 Kyiv, Ukraine
Dr. Diana Korsakaite
District Heating Team, USAID Energy Security Project, 04112 Kyiv, Ukraine
Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev
CAREC Institute, Ke District, Urumqi 830000, China
Eurac Research, Institute for Renewable Energy, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Dr. Herbert Rauch
ESD – European Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Development, 1080 Vienna, Austria
Institute for Economics and Forecasting, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 01011 Kyiv, Ukraine
Dr. Nataliia Golub
Department of Bioenergy, Bioinformatics and Environmental Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute”, 03056 Kyiv, Ukraine

Planetary Security, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainable Development

Abstract submission deadline
closed (31 March 2024)
Manuscript submission deadline
31 May 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

Energy is a key driver for our planetary economic, social, political, and industrial patterns. In the short term, the present aggressive full-scale war against sovereign Ukraine reminds us once more how important it is to achieve independence from single large fossil energy providers who often suffer from antidemocratic and authoritarian power systems. Therefore, and firmly motivated by the long-term climate change catastrophe, we seek concrete and practical paths out of the fossil dilemma, including renewable energy sources and novel but realistic democratic mechanisms for enhancing their sociopolitical, economic, and technological realization. In the medium and long term, climate change and sustainable energy supply call for a co-creative evolution of societal structures, institutional mechanisms, and transnational monitoring to ensure that targets of a further dialogic democratisation and protection against totalitarianism are met. In this sense, we call for your innovative contributions.

Dr. Gilbert Ahamer
Dr. Ganna Zhelnovach
Dr. Yevgeniy Nikitin
Dr. Diana Korsakaite
Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev
Dr. Alyona Zubaryeva,
Dr. Herbert Rauch
Dr. Galyna Trypolska
Dr. Nataliia Golub
Topic Editors


  • energy
  • climate change
  • renewable energy
  • energy efficiency
  • evolution of structures
  • institutional design
  • planetary security
  • sustainable development
  • democratic consensus finding

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