Special issue on embryonic policies for green innovation, green energy and environment

Published 28 January, 2022

Adopting renewable energy sources is the most promising option for overcoming the current energy crisis and mitigating the destructive impact of greenhouse gases. Renewable energy resources, such as hydropower, bioenergy, thermal and solar energy, will play an essential role in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). These energy resources are affordable, reliable and sustainable. Moreover, they diversify energy supply and reduce dependence on imported and costly fuels. However, replacing carbon-intensive energy resources with renewable resources requires massive investment, complex approaches and different areas of expertise. The transition will only be possible if policymakers switch from considering the costs of introducing these resources to the bigger picture of the benefits they bring. 

Green innovations refer to the adaptation of new concepts, ideas and technologies to develop procedures and proactively grasp social and sustainable activities that can spur the profitability and performance of various economic sectors. The increasing ability of green innovation enables countries to shift their economic structure to more efficient renewable energy uses, improve production, increase economic activities, and decrease environmental degradation.

While renewable energy resources, green innovation and globalisation can contribute to a more sustainable future, there is still a need to address the climate change challenges relevant to these variables. This will require integrated management approaches, perspective analysis and coherence between planning and management. This special issue will provide a platform for innovative research approaches and methodologies in this area, including analysis and implementation tools, review articles, case reports and empirical studies.

Topics covered:

These will include, but won’t be limited to:

  • Environmental governance and determinants of green innovation
  • Determinants of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Efficiency improvements in the use of renewable and non-renewable energy resources
  • Energy efficiency, climate change and sustainable development
  • Green energy, green innovation and environmental health
  • Lowering pollution in tourism and transportation services
  • Multiple energy demands, climate technologies and ecological footprints
  • Renewable energy deployment and resource depletion in developed and developing economies
  • Research and development, renewable energy and sustainability
  • Role of green innovations in energy efficiency and consumption
  • Technological changes in developed and developing economies and ecological consequences
  • Renewable energy resources, climate technologies and their impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals  

Important deadlines:

  • First submissions due: 1 March 2022 (tentative)
  • Final submissions due: 30 December 2022 (tentative)

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online, please select VSI: Global SGE on submission. All submissions will undergo a normal peer-review process. If the manuscript is accepted, the article will be published open access with no fee payable by the author.

Managing Guest Editor:

  • Arshian Sharif, UCSI Graduate Business School, UCSI University, Malaysia. Email: aslam@gmail.com

Guest Editors:

  • Asif Razzaq, School of Economics and Management, Dalian University of Technology, China. Email: asifrazzaq@yahoo.com
  • Joanna Rosak-Szyrocka, Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland. Email: rosak-szyrocka@wz.pcz.pl

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