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Special Issue "Sustainability of Renewable Energy Sources"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 1744

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Juridical, Economic and Management Sciences of Jendouba (FSJEGJ), University of Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisia
Interests: energy economics; environmental economics; econometrics
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Higher Institute of Finance and Taxation of Sousse (ISFFS), University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
Interests: energy economics; sustainability; environmental degree of pollution; climate change; financial econometrics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to publish policy options focused on renewable energy sources and sustainability. It includes energy efficiency and energy conservation that could provide long-term solutions to critical problems facing developed, developing, and transition countries by providing clean and domestically usable energy while reducing reliance on fossil fuel imports and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It covers all areas of renewable energy, looking at its possible applications not only from a technical perspective but also from an economic, financial, social, political, legislative, and regulatory perspective.

Fields Covered:

  • Access to clean energy; energy conservation; energy efficiency; energy behavior; energy conservation; energy for the poor (renewable options for rural electrification); energy meteorology; energy scenarios; energy security; energy storage.
  • Renewable energy scenarios; renewable energy strategies and policies; renewable vehicle energy; renewables energy for drinking water solutions; renewables for poverty reduction; renewables for small islands; solar cars; solar PV; solar heating and cooling; geothermal energy; wind energy; tidal energy.
  • Sustainable energy policies; sustainable hydropower; sustainable public transportation.
  • Environmental policy; climate policy.

Contributions are welcomed covering all the major areas of renewable energy and sustainability.

Dr. Mehdi Ben Jebli
Dr. Sahbi Farhani
Guest Editors

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  • renewable energy
  • sustainability
  • energy efficiency
  • environmental pollution
  • climate change

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A Sectoral Approach of Adaptation Finance in Developing Countries: Does Climate Justice Apply?
Sustainability 2022, 14(17), 10835; - 31 Aug 2022
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In this study, we explore climate justice with specific reference to vulnerability at the level of different sectors in 90 developing countries in Asia, Africa and Europe, over a period from 2010 to 2019. The paper seeks to advance the discussion on the [...] Read more.
In this study, we explore climate justice with specific reference to vulnerability at the level of different sectors in 90 developing countries in Asia, Africa and Europe, over a period from 2010 to 2019. The paper seeks to advance the discussion on the idea that adaptation financing is allocated according to the level of need in the recipient country and sector. By considering five crucial sectors (food, water, health, infrastructure and habitat), we explore the linear and quadratic effect of the vulnerability of each sector on the allocated endowment. The study is based on a dynamic panel regression method based on the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) in the system model. Our findings reveal that vulnerability is an important consideration in funding allocation. The results suggest that the relationship between adaptation funding and vulnerability is sector-dependent. We also observe that this relationship is non-linear, providing further evidence of distributive justice in terms of allocating more funding to the most vulnerable sectors. Climate justice begins to emerge when vulnerability reaches a certain threshold. However, it appears that the infrastructure sector is dysfunctional in terms of adaptation financing needs and investments undertaken. Overall, the regulations put in place should further integrate climate risk parameters into technical and procedural standards to make projects more effective and climate justice more widespread. Full article
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