Special Issue "Low Carbon Development for Emerging Markets"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Prof. T.C. Edwin Cheng
Prof. Feng Chen
Vice-president and professor of Beijing jiaotong university, Beijing, China
Interests: energy conservation; low carbon building; green building
Emerging markets, especially big emerging market, such as BRIC countries, i.e., Brazil, Russia, China, and India are presently important forces of global economic growth, which are not only huge commodity supplier and sales markets, but also of great importance for global capital inflow. The accelerated development in the last decade, however, leads to the burning of large amount of fossil fuel energy resources and a considerable contribution to global carbon emissions. In particular, according to the data of International Energy Agency (IEA), only the BRIC countries account for more than 30% of global carbon emissions, in fact, these countries and other emerging markets countries have big potential to curb carbon emission. The Paris climate change conference, held in November 2015, proposed to control the rise of surface temperature within two degrees centigrade, which is a big challenge for energy saving and emission reduction in emerging countries. In this way, it is of great urgency to make efforts to study the low-carbon issues for emerging markets.
This Special Issue will mainly encompass original research referring to low-carbon energy, low-carbon policy, low-carbon technologies, low-carbon industry, and carbon finance. A low- carbon energy system is aimed at developing clean energy, including wind energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, geothermal energy and biomass energy instead of coal, oil, and other fossil energy. Low-carbon policies include mandatory, cap and trade, carbon tax, carbon offsets, and so on. Low-carbon technologies are composed of clean coal technology (IGCC), energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and carbon dioxide capture and storage technology (CCS), and so on. Low-carbon industry system is made up of a low carbon supply chain, thermal power reduction, new energy vehicles, energy saving building, circular economy, recycling, environmental protection equipment, energy-saving materials, and so on. Carbon finance, namely the carbon trading market, refers to allowance-based transactions and project-based transactions.
Comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles that focus on scientific methods and innovatively statistical analyses are invited for submission to this Special Issue. We thank for your contribution.
Prof. Guowei Hua
Prof. T.C.Edwin Cheng
Prof. Feng Chen
Prof. Shouyang Wang
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- Emerging countries
- Low carbon policy
- Low carbon energy
- Low-carbon technologies
- Low-carbon industry
- Low carbon supply chain