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Special Issue "Green Technology and Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2023 | Viewed by 3025

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sajid Hussain
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Department of Computer Science, Fisk University, Nashville, TN, USA
Interests: energy efficient communication protocols and security techniques for mobile, Sensor Networks, and pervasive applications
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Dr. Jaime Lloret
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Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Interests: network protocols; network algorithms; wireless sensor networks; ad hoc networks; multimedia streaming
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable development emphasizes the enhancement of environmental, social, and economic resources, with all three being critical to meet the needs of current and future generations. Bottlenecks in the way sustainable development has been approached in practice (with a focus on environmental protection and negative externalities) provide a basis for understanding the evolution of the Green Economy concept. In the present scenario, green technologies are playing a significant role in changing the course of nations’ economic growth towards sustainability and providing an alternative socio-economic model that will enable present and future generations to live in a clean and healthy environment, in harmony with nature. Green technology, which is also known as clean technology, refers to the development and extension of processes, practices, and applications that improve or replace the existing technologies, helping society to meet its own needs while substantially decreasing the impact of humanity on the planet and reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The concepts of green technologies, if endorsed and pervaded into the lives of all societies, will facilitate the aim of the Millennium Development Goals of keeping the environment intact and improving it in order for civilization to survive. This Special Issue titled Green Technology and Sustainable Development is focused on the goals of green technologies which are becoming increasingly important for ensuring sustainability.

As a contribution to the ongoing worldwide research effort, Sustainability considers it important to promote further research in this area. The journal is hereby inviting submissions related to the questions highlighted above. In particular, we welcome submissions on the following topics:

  • General equilibrium analysis of energy–environment–economy
  • Operation and calculation experiments of complex ecologic-economic systems
  • Global game analysis of low-carbon economy
  • Measurement of energy efficiency
  • Factors affecting environmental total factor productivity
  • Design of environmental taxes
  • Climate change and the environment
  • The impact of environmental regulation on green technology innovation
  • The evolution of international climate governance systems and cooperation mechanisms
  • Technology spillovers and sustainable economic development
  • The environmental assessment of outward foreign direct investment
  • Green logistics, supply chain, and operations management
  • Integrated water resources management for whole river basins
  • Strategies for designing low-carbon national urban policy

Dr. Neal N. Xiong
Dr. Sajid Hussain
Dr. Gautam Srivastava
Prof. Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
Guest Editors

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • clean technology
  • ensuring sustainability
  • green technology
  • sustainable development
  • circular economy
  • LCA methodology

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Nexus between Cyclical Innovation in Green Technologies and CO2 Emissions in Nordic Countries: Consent toward Environmental Sustainability
Sustainability 2022, 14(18), 11768; https://doi.org/10.3390/su141811768 - 19 Sep 2022
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Several economies have acknowledged that environmental degradation poses a serious danger to worldwide sustainable production and consumption. Policy makers concur that the increased use and production of carbon-intensive technologies has intensified the detrimental consequences of carbon dioxide emissions. In response, a number of [...] Read more.
Several economies have acknowledged that environmental degradation poses a serious danger to worldwide sustainable production and consumption. Policy makers concur that the increased use and production of carbon-intensive technologies has intensified the detrimental consequences of carbon dioxide emissions. In response, a number of nations have reacted by enacting stringent regulations and encouraging green technology innovations across corporate and governmental organizations. Evidence that already exists suggests that research and development is a cyclical process; nevertheless, the non-linear influence of shocks in research and development and innovation in green technologies on CO2 emissions in the Nordic nations has not been well investigated. Using panel data from 1995 to 2019, this research explores the asymmetric link between innovation in green technologies and CO2 emissions. The cointegration link between the chosen variables was validated using the Westerlund cointegration test and the Johansen–Fisher panel cointegration test. The findings of both tests confirm the presence of cointegration association between dependent and independent variables. The outcomes of CS-ARDL revealed that negative shocks in creating green technologies contribute to carbon dioxide emissions during recessions. Second, the findings supported the notion that innovation in green technology may reduce carbon dioxide emissions during times of economic expansion. Thirdly, the GDP increases the CO2 emissions, but the usage of renewable energy decreases CO2 emissions. In addition, the robustness analysis validated the consistency and precision of the existing findings. In summary, the findings suggest that the link between advances in environmentally friendly technologies and levels of carbon dioxide emissions were inversely proportional. Full article
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Green Technology Investment in a Decentralized Supply Chain under Demand Uncertainty
Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 3752; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073752 - 27 Mar 2021
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Green technology investment is an important factor that influences the sustainability and performance of the supply chain. In this paper, we use the game-theoretic approach, which is quite suitable to operation decision research, to model a supply chain consisting of one supplier and [...] Read more.
Green technology investment is an important factor that influences the sustainability and performance of the supply chain. In this paper, we use the game-theoretic approach, which is quite suitable to operation decision research, to model a supply chain consisting of one supplier and one retailer and discuss who should invest in green technology in a decentralized supply chain under demand uncertainty. An important result we found is that the retailer has a stronger investment motivation and higher investment efficiency compared to the supplier. The retailer also tends to invest in green technology himself when customers are not so sensitive to the product’s retail price. We analyze the supply chain sustainability, and find that high levels of green technology investments are not always necessarily good for environmental sustainability, it depends on the environmental impact’s sensitivity to green technology. Lastly, a joint investment mechanism is designed to induce the retailer to join in the green technology investment when he has no investment intention, and that realizes a Pareto improvement of the supply chain. Based on the results, we recommend designing more incentive mechanisms to induce the retailers to join in the green technology investment according to supply chain conditions. Full article
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