This Research Topic is Volume II of a series. The previous volume can be found here: Energy, Economy, and Climate Interactions: Challenges and Opportunities
Climate change is one of the biggest risks to global development, and it poses a severe threat to the economic and social development of all countries, which has originated largely from the greenhouse gas emissions related to energy use. This, coupled with the worldwide economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and global energy supply shortage resulting from international instability, highlights the necessity and urgency of the collaborative promotion of addressing climate change, energy security, and economic growth issues. Green and low-carbon transformation of global energy is the key to mitigating climate change, guaranteeing energy security, and promoting economic recovery.
This Research Topic aims to address advances in systematic studies on climate, energy, and socio-economic development issues based on theories and methods of multiple disciplines including Economics, Management Science, Natural Science, and Engineering Technology. Authors are encouraged to adopt self-developed or mature models such as integrated assessment models, energy optimization models, input-output models, air quality models, or climate models. We are particularly interested in applied studies that provide insightful information to facilitate reducing pollution and carbon emission actions related to energy utilization and other behavior changes to mitigate and adapt to climate change, preserve the ecological environment, and promote sustainable socio-economic development.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Climate change impact assessment
• Regional climate modeling and climate data analysis
• Climate mitigation and adaptation strategies
• Multi-modeling comparison on interactions among climate, energy, and economy
• Path and policy design of low-carbon energy system
• Integrated assessment and optimization of energy and environment issues
• Regional/industrial coordinated emission-reduction program and incentive mechanism
• Net-zero-emissions goals and path measures at multiple spaciotemporal scales
• Socioeconomic impacts assessment and social justice of carbon emission reduction
• Climate investment and financing, and Green finance