Special Issue "Energy Transition and Climate Change in Decision-making Processes"
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Interests: environmental policy; environmental education; environmental communication; environmental awareness
Interests: environmental communication; environmental policy; environmental awareness
There has recently been growing concern about the climate, and numerous voices have stressed that, in order to overcome the climate crisis, the transition to a low-carbon society is the most reasonable path to follow. In this type of society, individuals would be characterized by mindful efforts to drastically decrease carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, and promote benign energy sources. Nevertheless, in order to facilitate this transition, it is deemed necessary that the relevant decision-making processes integrate a social perspective. This is because the public can often affect actions aimed at realizing this transition. To avoid complications and reinforce the transition efforts, public attitudes towards energy transition and climate change must be studied and analysed. In other words, the knowledge of public attitudes can be used as a roadmap to design effective decision-making processes or to enhance the existing ones.
Against this background, we invite scholars and practitioners conducting research in the areas of climate change and energy transition to submit their work to this Special Issue. The Issue will include, but will not be limited to, the following topics. We welcome researchers who carry out social, economic, and technological studies to contribute to this Issue in order to establish a valuable source of information that can be used to enhance decision-making processes, which, in turn, can turn the energy transition into reality. In specific, we welcome research works that measure environmental awareness among various social groups in developed and developing countries. In addition, we are interested in studies on public responses to renewable and non-renewable energy sources. We would also like to include research works analysing the economic impacts of the energy transition and works evaluating the technological performance of renewable systems, as well as studies assessing different models of environmental policy. Original papers related to the above topics and dealing, generally, with methodologies, numerical and experimental investigations, and case-studies addressing energy transition and climate change are welcome. Finally, we encourage the authors who will submit their papers to the Special Issue to discuss the ways in which their findings could be used to effectively improve existing decision-making processes or establish new forms of processes.Prof. Dr. Georgios Tsantopoulos
Mrs. Evangelia Karasmanaki
- Adua, L., York, R., & Schuelke-Leech, B. A. (2016). The human dimensions of climate change: A micro-level assessment of views from the ecological modernization, political economy and human ecology perspectives. Social Science Research, 56, 26-43.
- Brisbois, M. C. (2019). Powershifts: A framework for assessing the growing impact of decentralized ownership of energy transitions on political decision-making. Energy Research & Social Science, 50, 151-161.
- Dittrich, R., Wreford, A., & Moran, D. (2016). A survey of decision-making approaches for climate change adaptation: Are robust methods the way forward?. Ecological Economics, 122, 79-89.
- Hazboun, S. O., Briscoe, M., Givens, J., & Krannich, R. (2019). Keep quiet on climate: Assessing public response to seven renewable energy frames in the Western United States. Energy Research & Social Science, 57, 101243.
- Ioannou, K., Tsantopoulos, G., & Arabatzis, G. (2019). A Decision Support System methodology for selecting wind farm installation locations using AHP and TOPSIS: Case study in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region, Greece. Energy Policy, 132, 232-246.
- Karasmanaki, E., & Tsantopoulos, G. (2019). Exploring future scientists' awareness about and attitudes towards renewable energy sources. Energy Policy, 131, 111-119.
- Kardooni, R., Yusoff, S. B., Kari, F. B., & Moeenizadeh, L. (2018). Public opinion on renewable energy technologies and climate change in Peninsular Malaysia. Renewable energy, 116, 659-668.
- Lefkeli, S., Manolas, E., Ioannou, K., & Tsantopoulos, G. (2018). Socio-cultural impact of energy saving: Studying the behaviour of elementary school students in Greece. Sustainability, 10(3), 737.
- McCormick, K., & Kautto, N. (2013). The bioeconomy in Europe: An overview. Sustainability, 5(6), 2589-2608.
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- Public opinion
- Climate change
- Energy transition
- Renewable energy sources
- Decision-making processes
- Environmental education
- Environmental communication
- Low-carbon society