Green Finance and Low-Carbon Economy

Published 19 July, 2019

Serious climate change and environmental issues have been threatening sustainable development. Low-carbon economy is a new mode of economic development (high efficiency, low energy consumption, low pollution, and low emission) in response to global climate change which is different from the traditional pattern. Shifting to low-carbon economy could bring benefits for both developing and developed countries. Many countries or regions are designing and implementing low-carbon strategies and policies which aim to reduce carbon emissions while achieving socio-economic development goals.

Green finance is an important approach for low-carbon development, which integrates environmental impacts into risk assessments or uses environmental incentives to drive business decisions, thereby linking the financial industry, environmental improvement and economic growth. Green finance recognizes the value of the environment and its natural capital and seeks to improve the human well-being and social equity while reducing environmental risks and improving the ecological integrity.

This special issue on Advances in Climate Change Research aims to highlight recent advances in the field and provide a forum for informing policies to promote sustainable development. We therefore invite high quality research submissions covering some key topics.

The topics included but not limited to:

  1. Sustainability and Environmental Regulations;
  2. Firm Performance with Green Concerns;
  3. Energy Consumption and Green Credit;
  4. Credit Risk Measurement and Air Pollution;
  5. Financial Stability and Capital Investment;
  6. Evaluation of Green Products;
  7. Carbon Emissions and Economic Development;
  8. Low-Carbon Technologies and Strategies.

Submission Deadline

  • Submit your paper before 31 January 2020

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page at:

Ensure that you mention this special Issue call for papers in your cover letter. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Manuscripts will be published continuously online immediately on acceptance. All accepted manuscripts will be listed together on the special Issue website.

Guest Editors

  • Zhi-Fu Mi, University College London, UK
  • Dong-Feng Chang, Shandong University, China
  • D'Maris Coffman, University College London, UK

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