Special Issue "Decarbonised Economy"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2013).
Interests: finance of commodity markets; applied econometrics; energy and climate change economics; environmental and resource economics
This special issue of Sustainability is dedicated to the analytical solutions and development pathways that could be put forth in the mid- to long-term in order to reach a “de-carbonized economy”. Against the global warming background, the bleak future that has been promised to us by the Nobel-prize winning IPCC reports urges us to take instant action, without consideration of costs, to preserve the well-being of future generations. Alas, we are currently in a situation of “technological lock-in” in many critical sectors of production, from agriculture to transport and industrial processes, which prevents us from taking such necessary bold steps. The context of the 2008 financial crisis has also critically impacted the trends in climate change policies, with no successor to the Kyoto Protocol—to date.
To foster attention on these critical issues, we welcome submissions of theoretical and applied papers, as well as critical reviews of the extant literature, which address one or more practical (case-studies) or theoretical (economics, political science) solutions to progress towards decarbonized economies. Topical areas for consideration include, but are not limited to, the economics of decarbonization, CO2 emissions, carbon price, low-carbon technologies and policies, power-generation, transport, agriculture, and all aspects of climate change.
Prof. Dr. Julien Chevallier
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- economics of decarbonization
- climate stabilization
- global warming
- CO2 emissions
- carbon price
- low-carbon technologies and policies