New trends and recent developments in digitalization for a green transition in economics and finance

Published 24 November, 2022


With the rising environmental risks and the current economic uncertainty caused by high inflation and the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus for global economic transformation has gradually shifted to the green transition and digitalization in recent years. This evolution has become highly prominent in all areas of economic and financial systems. Digital transformation, digital technologies, digital finance, green development, green investment, green innovation, and other themes increasingly emerge in the context of the information technology age and sustainable development. However, finding ways to effectively increase environmental sustainability and achieve carbon neutrality targets remains a challenge. This special issue is devoted to articles that investigate, in a novel way, any issue related to new trends and recent developments in digitalization for a green transition in economics and finance.

Topics covered:

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Big data and data science for sustainable development
  • Big data analytics and environmental management
  • Innovations in data analytics to address the challenges in environmental sustainability
  • Fintech innovations and their impact on natural resource markets
  • Innovations in Fintech and their impact on financial markets
  • Data analytics and price forecasting in energy community markets
  • The potential environmental impacts of digitalization
  • Digitalization and global environmental governance
  • Digitalization and green technology innovation
  • Digital technology and energy sustainability
  • Green digital finance in the context of carbon neutrality
  • Digital intelligence technologies and green construction
  • Digital-inclusive finance and high-quality development in the post COVID-19 era
  • Digitalization and green development in the post COVID-19 era
  • Digital development and energy security in the context of geopolitical conflicts
  • Any other economic and policy issues related to the green transition and digitalization for sustainable development

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline: 31 August 2023

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select VSI: Green digitalization on submission.

Guest editors:

  • Dr. Chien-Chiang Lee, Professor, School of Economics and Management, Nanchang University, China. 
  • Dr. Chi-Chuan Lee, Associate Professor, School of Public Administration, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. Email:

For further inquiries, please send emails to, and the editing team will answer promptly.

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