New Advances in Quantitative Environmental Finance

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390). This special issue belongs to the section "Financial Mathematics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 421

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Mathemtics and Statistics, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Interests: stochastic processes and diffrential equations; portfolio optimization; pricing and hedging models; partial differential equations; mathematical finance

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Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6, Canada
Interests: mathematical finance; mathematical physics; machine learning; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Motivated by climate change, recent actions by businesses and governments around the world are merging the formerly isolated disciplines of environmental studies and finance. In response, new interdisciplinary research has been created around concepts such as “sustainability” and “climate”, “climate finance”, “sustainable finance”, “carbon finance”, “environmental finance.”

By linking theories and modeling techniques in finance and the environmental sciences via mathematics and data science, and then studying the practical applications of these to environment-linked securities, we aim to assess, manage, and reduce all manner of environmental- and climate-related risks that are currently threatening our planet. Actions and solutions require financing, so understanding the generation and flows of finance is essential to understand large-scale environmental change and management.

This new interdisciplinary research topics studies environment-linked securities and insurance methods, and their associated legal and policy aspects, which fund natural hazard recovery, ecosystem conservation and restoration, the production of weather-dependent renewable energy, and infrastructure for adaptations to climate change, and sea-level rises. We are looking for research that integrates how the world works (modern finance) and how the planet works (sciences).

Examples include: catastrophe bonds (that fund recovery from hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions), weather derivatives (that hedge the financial risks of weather-dependent renewable energy projects, as well as agricultural production), emission trading systems to reduce emissions, green bonds, ESG portfolios, and debt-for-nature swaps that fund the creation and management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. 

In this Special Issue, we aim to collect review, expository and original papers dealing with the interdisciplinary research described above. We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions.

Prof. Dr. Enrique Villamor
Prof. Dr. Luis Seco
Guest Editors

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  • green bonds
  • real options analysis
  • catastrophe bonds
  • weather derivatives
  • debt for nature swaps
  • emissions trading systems
  • ESG portfolios

Published Papers

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