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Aerial view of the Power plant using renewable solar energy



  • Jean Vasile Andrei,罗马尼亚科学院世界经济研究所
  • Gheorghe H Popescu,罗马尼亚布加勒斯特经济研究大学
  • Adela Poliaková,斯洛伐克日利纳大学
  • Félix Puime Guillén,西班牙拉科鲁尼亚大学
  • Mile Vasic,波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那欧洲市场与管理协会(EUMMAS)
  • Boris Kuzman, 塞尔维亚农业经济研究院
  • Syed Abdul Rehman Khan,徐州工程学院
  • Mustafa Batuhan Tufaner,土耳其贝肯特大学



In the current debate on energy transitions, climate neutral agenda and the protectionism outbreak, the pursuit of a transition to a low-carbon future in the energy sector is closely linked to the growing global trend towards protectionist policies. Climate change remains one of the most pressing global challenges, necessitating immediate and concerted efforts to transition to climate-neutral energy systems.

The current global focus on achieving a climate-neutral future and the resurgence of protectionist tendencies create a crucial moment for international energy policy and climate action. Achieving climate neutrality requires a major transformation of the current energy system, with a shift from carbon-intensive energy sources to renewable ones and also a change in the type of energy used and in the way of energy is produced, distributed and consumed. The shift towards sustainable energy sources and the goal of achieving a climate-neutral agenda are deeply influenced by national and international policies. The emergence of protectionist policies in trade and technology transfer can significantly impact the pace and effectiveness of energy transitions. Protectionist policies can support the domestic renewable energy industry and stimulate innovation and job creation. This transformation involves adopting renewable technologies and reimagining energy production, distribution, and consumption practices.

Highlighting the latest research, innovations, and strategies in energy transition directly contributes to the global discourse and action on climate change mitigation. The proposed topic sits at the confluence of energy policy, climate science, economics, and political science. It is inherently interdisciplinary, attracting contributions from researchers across these fields, facilitating a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities in achieving a climate-neutral future amidst rising protectionist tendencies.

This special issue explores the dynamics between renewable energy and fossil fuels, examining the interactions between them, the implications for global energy policy and the strategies for managing the complexities involved towards a more sustainable future. The proposed topics for this collection include but are not limited to the following:

  • Effects of protectionist policies on renewable energy supply chains and market dynamics.
  • Ensuring equity and social inclusion in the context of protectionism and a just transition
  • Global carbon markets and carbon financing
  • Global trade tensions and the role of green technology innovation in achieving climate neutrality
  • Instruments and policies in supporting transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Public opinion and social acceptance of climate-neutral policies
  • Strategies for building resilient renewable energy supply chains in a protectionist world
  • The impact of protectionism on global carbon emissions and climate actions
  • Theories on protectionism outbreak, low-carbon transition and renewable energy development





作者可登入期刊主页进行在线投稿,选择“文章类型”(Letter/Paper/Topical Review),并在“选择特刊”的下拉框中选择“Focus on Energy Transitions, Climate Neutral Agenda and the Protectionism Outbreak”。



Environmental Research Communications

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