Special Issue "Fighting Climate Change with Circular Economy"

A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Carlos Borrego

Full Professor (Emeritus), Department of Environment and Planning, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Air Pollution Control, Climate Change & Global Warming, Computational Techniques, Sustainable Development, Circular Economy
Guest Editor
Prof. Maria Isabel Nunes

Department of Environment and Planning, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Solid Waste Management, Waste Valorization, Water Pollution & Treatment, Life Cycle Assessment, Bio-diesel Fuels
Guest Editor
Prof. Carlos Felgueiras

Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Porto, Portugal
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Interests: energy quality; energy and buildings; energy and environmental Indicators; renewable energy systems; sustainable energy systems
Guest Editor
Prof. Nídia Caetano

Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy (LEPABE), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), R. Dr. Roberto Frias S/N, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto, R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: biofuels and biorefineries; energy storage systems; sustainability; waste valorization; wastewater treatment; waste-to-energy
Guest Editor
Prof. Marta Ferreira Dias

Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Energy policy and regulation, Energy economics, Energy markets, Energy demand and supply, consumer behavior

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change has been internationally recognized as a global problem, caused by human action and intensified by national development. Global warming is its most known effect, affecting agricultural activity, increasing drought periods, and causing serious health conditions in worldwide population. Initiatives such as the IPCC have been established to prevent and mitigate climate change and global warming. The Paris Agreement signed by many nations in 2015 represents a significant recognition of the need for global policy actions, across all the activity sectors. Though progress is pursued by developed and developing countries, the scarcity of fossil energy sources and the need to develop in a sustainable way have led to new ideas about the use of natural resources, thus leading to what is nowadays called the circular economy.

This Special Issue of Climate, with the theme ‘’Fighting Climate Change with Circular Economy’’, aims to publish research or review articles dealing with topics related to climate change and global warming, within the circular economy perspective, exploring the role and progress of energy policy in the mitigation and adaptation to climate change. It will publish study cases of (i) the carbon market and its contribution towards assisting energy policy makers, and the corresponding results of energy policy implementation; and (ii) urban policy for the 21st century, addressing innovation as a key factor for implementing integrated development approaches, increasing cities’ resilience.

We welcome original contributions that are capable of addressing any of these challenges.

Prof. Carlos Borrego
Prof. Maria Isabel Nunes
Prof. Carlos Felgueiras
Prof. Nídia Caetano
Prof. Marta Ferreira Dias
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Climate is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • circular economy for clean energy and sustainable cities
  • climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • decarbonisation
  • eco-design and eco-efficiency
  • energy efficiency and sufficiency
  • energy policy, economics, planning, and regulation
  • life cycle assessment
  • risk assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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