Special Issue "Robust Strategies of Climate change Mitigation in Interacting Energy and Environmental Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Yulei Xie
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School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: energy and environmental systems engineering; simulation of integrated energy, environmental and economic systems; planning of energy and environmental management systems; climate change mitigation and adaptation; Water resources systems modeling and management; inexact optimization and risk-aversion theory

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change is one of the most complex issues facing us today, and strategies related to land-based carbon mitigation in energy, environmental, and economic systems are considered to be an important and viable pathway towards climate stabilization. Although climate change mitigation policies originally focused on greenhouse gas emissions, they have now boradened to cover issues at multiple spatial scales, such as (a) regional vulnerability and adaptation to global climate change, (b) energy structure adjustment and emission conflict, (c) regional sustainability and environmental management, (d) carbon tax, carbon finance, and carbon trading, and (e) community-scale sustainable development and energy efficiency improvement. A number of climate change mitigation policies in energy, environment, and economic systems have grown over the past several decades, but greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased on average by 2.2% per year from 2000 to 2010 compared to 1.3% per year from 1970 to 2002. Therefore, in order to systematically promote the mitigation effects of policies/activities and effectively provide decision support for green-oriented energy development, environmental management under varied spatial/temporal scales and robust strategies for climate change mitigation in interacting energy, environmental, and economic systems are highly desired for the prevention of a persistent increase of GHG emissions caused by consumption and population growth.

Within the past five years, I have led and completed a number of national and international projects (or research consortia) on developing integrated modeling systems for climate change assessment, adaptation planning and management, GHGs emission inventory, and energy and environment systems planning in many regions. Our research team has accumulated rich experiences and gained great success in conducting research related to climate change mitigation in interacting energy, environmental, and economic systems. We are pleased to share with other researchers in these areas. Thus, we would like to publish selected high-quality papers in a journal to broaden their impacts. It seems that the journal Climate is an ideal choice, since it is an excellent journal for “Climate mitigation and adaptation” and “Energy, environmental and sustainable development”. Therefore, I would appreciate it very much if you would consider me as a Guest Editor of a Special Issue entitled “Robust Strategies of Climate Change Mitigation in Interacting Energy and Environmental Systems” for the journal. I would offer to do all reviewing and editing works, and will act as the key contact person.

I believe that this Special Issue will provide a viable forum for sharing experiences and facilitating further discussion, as well as helping to promote research, development, and application in the area of climate change mitigation in energy and environment studies, with a focus on systems analysis methods and modeling approaches. Further, it will demonstrate the leading role of Climate in the fields of sustainable development and climate change mitigation management.

Dr. Yulei Xie
Guest Editor

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  • GHGs mitigation and air pollution control
  • climate change impact assessment and adaptation
  • energy conservation and emission reduction
  • energy and environmental system optimization
  • environmental risk and vulnerability assessment
  • modeling of economic, energy and environmental system
  • carbon-related economic mechanism and strategies
  • green growth and sustainable development.

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Mitigation of CO2e Emissions from the Municipal Solid Waste Sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain
Climate 2019, 7(8), 100; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli7080100 - 20 Aug 2019
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Mitigating climate change to limit the global temperature increase (relative to pre-industrial temperatures) to 2 °C is receiving considerable attention around the world. Here, historical and future carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) in Bahrain were calculated [...] Read more.
Mitigating climate change to limit the global temperature increase (relative to pre-industrial temperatures) to 2 °C is receiving considerable attention around the world. Here, historical and future carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) in Bahrain were calculated using the revised Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1996 and IPCC 2006 methods. The extent to which waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies can contribute to climate change mitigation was assessed by performing a multicriteria analysis. The results indicated that CO2e emissions from MSW in Bahrain have been increasing since the Askar landfill was constructed in 1986. Emission recalculations indicated that CO2e emissions from MSW contribute 6.2% of total emissions in Bahrain rather than the 11.6% reported in the second national communication. Methane emissions from MSW in 2030 are predicted to be 22–63 Gg. The WtE technologies anaerobic digestion and landfill gas recovery gave the best and gasification the worst multicriteria analysis model results. A database of WtE plants around the world should be compiled to allow decisions around the world to be based on best practices. The potential for maximizing energy recovery and decreasing costs needs to be investigated to allow WtE plants to compete better with renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Full article
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