Special Issue "Changes of Global Energy Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2020.
Interests: multiscale modelling and optimisation of energy systems; sociotechnical energy systems transitions; climate change mitigation; biorefineries
This Special Issue aims at contributing to the energy policy dialogue by bringing forth scientific and multidisciplinary knowledge to explore, assess and validate analyses of the energy systems transitions and their feasibility in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Emphasis will be given to research contributions on the intersection between energy systems transition modelling and climate change mitigation, focusing on the water, energy and food nexus, as well as highlighting the role that the society can play on the energy systems transition pace.
The Special Issue on “Changes of Global Energy Systems” aims to systematically explore feasibility and robustness of the energy systems change in the context of keeping global warming below 1.5 °C (or 2 °C) compared to pre-industrial time. With this Special Issue, we aim to comprehensively frame a discussion about status, potentials, limits, and barriers to deep decarbonisation. In view of this, we welcome papers and reviews regarding novel mathematical approaches, policy analyses, case studies, as well as novel indicators development to model and monitor the energy systems transitions either at a sectoral, national or at a global level. The issue structure will rely upon (but not be limited to) coverage of the following topics:
- Enabling CO2 and non-CO2 emissions reductions beyond global net zero, including mitigation efforts in demand and supply side of the energy system,;
- Robustness and validation of energy systems pathways via feasibility assessment of negative emission technologies deployment, renewables penetration, storage uptake, energy systems electrification, digitalisation;
- Modelling behavioural changes due to global warming mitigation;
- Interlinks of energy systems change with climate action, food and water conservation;
- Equity in distributional mitigation costs.
Dr. Sara Giarola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- net-zero emissions
- mitigation of CO2 and non-CO2 emissions
- behavioural changes and sustainable lifestyles
- equity in climate policy
- energy, food and water nexus
- technology transitions of the energy systems
- Sustainable Development Goals
- negative emission technologies
- carbon budget estimates