Special Issue "Energy Efficiency and Urban Climate Adaption"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: sustainable development; sustainable e-governance
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The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) was held in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 13 December 2019. The rules for implementation of the Paris regime will come into force in 2020, and thus there was a great expectation for the Paris regime to be implemented smoothly in a very transparent, predictable way. Unfortunately, this did not happen, with too many conflicts arising from the global economic depression. Even if there are numerous arguments on the feasibility of the Paris regime, the Paris regime shall overcome all the possible challenges and create a new optimal path for all humankind, at least in terms of global consensus on Energy Efficiency and Urban Climate Adaptation. Many countries face urbanization issues, especially regarding the climate adaptation agenda, such as green cities and smart cities with sustainable governance. Clearly, these issues require utmost urgent attention from the public and private sectors in diverse fields of activity, due to the complex procedures involved. There has been diverse research conducted on these fields, but most of these are too superficial with common-sense suggestions and/or conclusions. Now, it is time for researchers to skim the bubbles from the myths and determine the true feasibility of the Paris regime to enhance energy efficiency and urban adaptation. It is of the utmost importance to develop sustainable governance to solve the sustainable development and sustainable management issues in more harmonized ways. This Special Issue shall focus on these challenges under the Paris regime 2020.
This Special Issue will consist of selected papers from the Sustainable Asia Conference 2020, an annual international conference. SAC (http://abf.inha.ac.kr/) is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in sustainable development issues for Asia.
In most developing countries, government-led political regulation of the energy efficiency and urban climate adaptation could be much more effective at least in the short term in the initial stage, but without the strong support of the private sector, it cannot be sustainable. We have already seen many policy failures at this initial stage of ecological civilization. Therefore, this Special Issue wants to seek for a workable mechanism for sustainable governance. Therefore, the Special Issue shall focus on the issues of sustainable development and its governance under the Paris regime 2020.
The subjects of this Special Issue shall be, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Innovative case studies for sustainable eco-friendly implications and suggestions for energy efficiency;
- New methodological or conceptual approaches for sustainable governance as it relates to urban climate adaptation;
- Regional cooperation for sustainable development or green growth;
- Other related issues on sustainable development in the region.
Prof. Yongrok Choi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy efficiency
- urban climate adaptation
- sustainable governance
- Paris regime