Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI and the Journal of Environmental Management are jointly organizing a call for papers on:
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
Many countries, including developing countries from Asia, are committed to emission reduction targets as stated in the intended nationally determined contributions. In order to achieve these targets countries started to plan or implement policies incentivizing emission reduction. Such policies include carbon tax, emission trading scheme, emission cap, energy tax, subsidy removal and other.
Most of studies agree that emission reduction policies, especially carbon tax and emission trading scheme, are effective policy instruments in reduction of emissions. They decrease emission by increasing the price of fossil energy, especially coal (Wissema and Dellink 2007; Vera and Sauma 2015). Most literature agree that emission reduction policies will reduce emissions, increase renewable energy generation and improve energy efficiency. Although emission reduction policies can help to reduce emissions and fossil fuel energy consumption and thus bring some benefits due to emission reduction, emission reduction policies may have overall negative effects on economic growth and exports. The negative impact can occur due to production cost and mitigation cost increase as a result of emission reduction policies (Dong et al. 2017). The existing literature measuring the impact of emission reduction policies on economic growth provides controversial results not only in the magnitude of impact, but also in the direction, i.e. positive vs. negative. There is a need to provide an economy-wide assessment of planned or implemented policies tailored to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated as a result of the fuel combustion processes in the energy sector.
The results can be used to provide recommendations on how emission reduction policies can be implemented without dramatically reducing economic growth. For example, authors could compare policies to identify the lest damaging policies for economic growth (Li and Su 2017; Liu et al 2017; Bohringer and Rutherford 2013; Zhang et al. 2012; Devarajan et al. 2009; Frire-Gonzalez and Ho 2017). Authors also could suggest complementary policies, to be implemented along with emission reduction policies, in order to lessen the negative impact of emission reduction policies (Springer 2019; Huang et al. 2019). Such complementary policy could be a distribution of benefits from revenue generated by emission reduction policies.
This special issue is seeking for unpublished, high quality empirical or theoretical research papers on but are not limited to the following topics:
Impact of planned or implemented emission reduction policies on a country's: