Special Issue "Optimal Transition toward Innovation-Led Sustainable Governance under the 2020 Paris Regime in Asia"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), held between 2 and 15 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, agreed on rules to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement. The rules will come into force in 2020, for all participating governments to measure and to report on their emissions-cutting efforts. Based on this commitment of the COP24, all of the countries entered a new era, to provide more “transparent, measurable, and predictable” abatement efforts to overcome global warming. There were a lot of disputable agendas and issues, depending on the different circumstances and economic situations, but the Paris Regime shall overcome all of the possible challenges and create a new optimal path for all humankind. Clearly, sustainable development urgently requires the public and private sectors in diverse fields of activities, because of its complicated, yet complex procedure of the enactment. Northeast Asian countries are very sensitive to this matter because of the strong leadership of their governments, and, thus, it is of the utmost importance to develop sustainable governance in order to solve 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 2019, an annual international conference held at the Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Bengbu, China, 21–23 June 2019. SAC 2019 (http://abf.inha.ac.kr/) is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in sustainable development issues for Asia. Clearly, sustainable development urgently requires the public and private sectors in diverse fields of activities, because of its complicated, yet complex procedure of the enactment. Northeast Asian countries are very sensitive to this matter because of the strong leadership of their governments, and, thus, it is of the utmost importance to develop sustainable governance. Government-led political regulations could be much more important in Asia, but without the strong support of the private sector, it cannot be sustainable. We have already seen many policy failures in Asian countries at this initial stage of the ecological civilization. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to seek a workable mechanism for sustainable development. Therefore, this Special Edition shall focus on the issues of sustainable development and its governance, under the Paris Regime 2020.
The subjects of this Special Issue are, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Innovative case studies for sustainable eco-friendly innovation with the unique contents of implications and suggestions;
- New methodological or conceptual approaches for sustainable governance in Asia;
- Regional cooperation for sustainable development or green growth;
- Other related issues on sustainable development in the region
Choi, Y. Introduction to the Special Issue on “the Sustainable Asia Conference 2014”, Sustainability, 2015.2(7): 1595-1602.
Choi, Y.; M. Song; S. Myeong, Introduction to the Special Issue on the Sustainable Asia Conference 2015, Sustainability 2016, 8,(266); doi:10.3390/su8030266.
Choi, Y. Sustainable Governance in Northeast Asia: Challenges for the Sustainable Frontier, Sustainability 2017, 9, 191; doi:10.3390/su9020191.
Choi, Y. Regional Cooperation for the Sustainable Development and Management in Northeast Asia, Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 548; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020548.
Prof. Yongrok Choi
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- economic/social transition
- sustainable governance
- Paris Regime