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Grand Challenges in Central Europe: The Relationship of Food Security, Climate Change, and Energy Use

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College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, 2006 Johannesburg, Auckland Park, South Africa
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Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary
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Ihrig Károly Doctoral School, University of Debrecen, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary
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Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Eszterházy Károly University, 3300 Eger, Hungary
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Nord University Business School, 8026 Bodø, Norway
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Faculty of Economics and Business Management, University of Debrecen, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary
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Energies 2020, 13(20), 5422; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13205422
Received: 10 September 2020 / Revised: 7 October 2020 / Accepted: 13 October 2020 / Published: 16 October 2020
Pursuing various sustainable development goals is posing new challenges for societies, policymakers, and researchers alike. This study implements an exploratory approach to address the complexity of food security and nuance its relationship with other grand challenges, such as energy use and climate change, in Central European countries. A multiple factor analysis (MFA) suggests that the three pillars of food security relate differently to climate change: food affordability and food accessibility positively correlate with climate change, while food quality has a negative association with temperature rise. However, if countries switched to renewable energy resources, all three pillars of food security could be achieved simultaneously. The study also underlines regional inequalities regarding grand challenges and emphasizes the need for innovative local solutions, i.e., advances in agriculture systems, educational programs, and the development of environmental technologies that consider social and economic issues. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; food security; grand challenges; multiple factor analysis; regional studies; renewable energy; sustainable development goals climate change; food security; grand challenges; multiple factor analysis; regional studies; renewable energy; sustainable development goals
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Máté, D.; Rabbi, M.F.; Novotny, A.; Kovács, S. Grand Challenges in Central Europe: The Relationship of Food Security, Climate Change, and Energy Use. Energies 2020, 13, 5422.

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