Call for Papers of Special Issue on “The Role of Innovations in Managing Environmental Challenges: Post Paris Agreement (COP21)”
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
At the Paris Climate Conference (Conference of the Paris or COP: 21) which was held in December 2015, first time ever, a large number of sovereign nations (196 countries), adopted a universal and unanimously agreed global climate deal. A global action plan was put in the place so that global warming could be limited to the 1.5 - 2° C above pre-industrial levels. In this regard, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of the long-term goal. NDCs embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Unfortunately, despite the ratification of the agreement by the large economies and emitters including China and the European Union, the United States declared to withdraw from the Paris accord on June 2017. The US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has the potential to create grave economic, social and ecological consequences. On the positive side, the European Union (EU) and China have announced that they will strengthen their collaboration and step-up their efforts to deal with the climate change. Nonetheless, some of the states continued expressed their commitments to continue to tackle the climate challenges.
As a corollary above, one of the most crucial factors which can facilitate efforts to tackle the climate challenges and especially the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by the countries is the Innovation. Undoubtedly, the innovation can potentially play a significant role in the achievement of ecological objectives. Therefore, the call for research on the subject is both timely and necessary to meet the global challenges we are facing in the 21st Century. Considering the fact that the Journal of Environmental Management (JEM) is an important platform which facilitates the examination of the empirical and theoretical analysis of environmental management, including issues around role of innovation, technology and research, as well as economic, social, political and organizational processes, this seems the most suitable venue to this research. The contributions to the subject are expected to yield seminal findings which will have profound implications for a wide range of stakeholders including policymakers, managers, national and supranational originations and all aspect of society.
The objectives of the special issue include the exploration of the management policy problems and solution posed by the Climate challenges with regards to the Paris Agreement (COP21) and scope of R&D activities and in particular their interaction with the economic, ecological system as well as social and political processes. The papers will be written by both academic observers and practitioners of the environmental management, R&D process particularly focusing on the environmental aspect.
Researchers interested in the innovations and particularly in the context of their ecological implications.
Researchers and Scholars with expertise and interest in the economic and environmental sciences.
Researchers interested in the Renewable Energy & Resources.
Scholars focused on resources and energy economics.
Stakeholders with research and policy interest in the management of ecological issues.
Scholars interested in Public Policy in the area of operation research.
Stakeholders in local, national and supranational environmental and economic organisation.
Scholars interested in the Social Policy and its interaction with the operations
Special interest groups & NGOs, interested in the social, ecological and environmental issues.
Researchers working in think tanks and organisations interested in the strategic policymaking, particularly concerned with the operations research.
This call for special issue welcomes submissions in the following areas:
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the role of operational innovations
Operational research and innovation and their ecological consequences
Efficiency improvements in the use of a non-renewable resource
Role of Innovation in the facilitation of ecological goal.
Green process innovation and production cost savings
Empirical analysis & theoretical analysis of green innovation
Role of innovation in Abandoning fossil fuel: how fast and how much
Future perspectives on the development of energy technologies
Crowding in clean investment: climate policy and the long-run returns
Technological changes in Developed and developing economies and ecological consequences
Directed technological change and energy efficiency improvements
Environmental policy, multinational firms and green innovation
multiple energy demands and innovation
Technological changes, Technological diffusion and the choice of development path
International outsourcing and innovation in clean technologies
productivity, efficiency, and spillovers
Knowledge spillovers from clean and dirty technologies