Special Issue "Energy Scenario in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Sustainability in Energy, Future electricity networks, Renewable energy and its enabling technologies, energy efficiency and demand management, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Interests: energy transition; Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7); Paris Agreement; nationally determined contributions (NDCs); renewable energy and energy efficiency
Energy is a key enabler in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as energy plays the prime role in ending poverty and hunger, providing healthcare, education, and water and increases productivity, transforms economies and societies and improves human life, and eventually it enables all types of development in a country as well as globally. Goal 7 of SDGs is dedicated to energy with three distinct, but interlinked, targets: (a) universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, (b) increasing substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix and (c) doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
Therefore, the successful achievement of SDG7 is critical to achieving all other SDGs. Further, the energy sector is responsible for two-thirds of global emissions. As such, SDG7 cannot be achieved in isolation; rather the energy sector needs to be transformed in a way that helps to achieve the emission reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement, as communicated by countries through nationally determined contributions (NDCs). Achievement of SDG7 targets thus requires an integrated system approach by considering the synergies between its constituent elements—increasing access to modern energy services, improving energy efficiency, reducing emissions from the energy sector and increasing the share of renewable energy. Constraints, such as resources availability and the emission reduction targets under, need to be considered. Additionally, the interlinkages between energy (i.e., SDG7) and the other SDGs will impact on the energy demand as well as choice of energy resources.
Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to attract researches and practitioners on energy and SDGs, including national and global policies and initiatives to achieve the targets of SDG7 in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This Special Issue will accept original/review research that addresses the following topics:
- Framework to achieve SDG7 targets and emission reduction under the Paris agreement;
- Energy systems, design, modelling and optimization to achieve SDG7 targets ;
- Linkage of energy with the other SDGs;
- Sustainable Energy for All;
- Framework to understand the energy needs of adaptation;
- Increase renewable energy share into the energy mix: Technical aspects;
- Increase renewable energy share into the energy mix: Economic aspects;
- Energy efficiency and Energy management;
- Smart Grid for future electricity networks;
- Energy pricing/energy market/energy policy.
Dr. GM Shafiullah
Dr. Anis Zaman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Paris Agreement
- Renewable energy and its enabling technologies
- Renewable energy integration with the energy mix
- Energy efficiency
- Future electricity networks
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- Energy policy and planning.