Special Issue "Economic Growth, Energy Consumption and Sustainable Development: The Case of Mediterranean Region"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: sustainability indicators, poverty and inequality; sustainable economic growth; quality of life; PRIMA Programme
Interests: sustainability indicators (e.g., based on emergy evaluation, ecological footprint, life cycle assessment, exergy analysis, etc.); application of thermodynamics to ecological systems and of kinetic models to systems of environmental relevance; PRIMA Programme
Interests: sustainability indicators; governance and management control issues in a social and environmental perspective; the role of organizations and universities to promote sustainable innovations; PRIMA Programme
This Special Issue has the aim to collect a selection of homogenous papers on the relationship between economic growth, energy consumption and sustainable development, with a special focus on the Mediterranean region.
Research papers address the construction of indicators of sustainability, such as sustainable development goals (SDGs) related indicators, emergy, ecological footprint, sustainable welfare and quality of life; moreover, two important issues covered by the papers are governance and management control issues in social and environmental perspectives; the role of organizations and universities to promote sustainable innovations will also be included.
Finally, the Special Issue addresses papers from the PRIMA project, the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area, which will devise new R&I (research and investments) approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanization and population growth.
Prof. Simone Bastianoni
Prof. Gianni Betti
Prof. Angelo Riccaboni
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainability indicators
- emergy evaluation, ecological footprint
- poverty and inequality
- sustainable economic growth
- quality of life
- PRIMA Programme