ERIS特刊征稿|Focus on Community Energy and Infrastructure Resilience

07 12月 2023 gabriels



  • Vanesa Castán Broto,英国谢菲尔德大学
  • Long Seng To,英国拉夫堡大学
  • Mulualem Gebregiorgis Gebreslassie,埃塞俄比亚默克莱大学


Community energy has emerged as a new infrastructure paradigm in the energy transition, especially to facilitate the adoption of renewables. At the same time, community energy systems also play a crucial role in building infrastructure resilience.
The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (2022) calls for actions which address climate adaptation and mitigation at the same time. IPCC Working Group II, which focuses on climate adaptation, emphasises that adapting infrastructures requires building flexibility into existing systems and warns against relying on centralised, interconnected systems that magnify and reproduce cascading risks. In contrast, Working Group III, which focuses on climate mitigation, emphasises the need to build inclusive energy futures with technologies that open pathways and do not foreclose alternatives or lock in energy systems into pathways which later are discovered to be unable to cope with emerging shocks and stresses. In this context, responses that address both concerns are particularly promising for resilient energy transitions.

Communities play a vital role in building resilience through both preventive and post-disaster recovery actions. Community action is also essential to address differential vulnerabilities through equitable plans and programmes. Energy also underpins other aspects of life, from shelter, water, and livelihoods and hence is crucial in the search for equitable futures. Therefore, community energy contains a promise of equitable, resilient infrastructure. But to what extent can that promise be realised in practice?

This Special Issue aims to showcase a range of breakthrough experiences in developing resilient infrastructure through community energy. This includes studies which explore community energy projects as the means to facilitate more resilient infrastructure, and studies exploring the role of community energy projects in building community resilience by delivering infrastructure that can continue to provide energy services in the face of shocks and stresses and meet the future aspirations of the community. This is especially important for communities exposed to disasters, crises and underlying vulnerabilities.

We are particularly interested in papers that address:

  • The implementation of community energy projects in different geographies
  • The complex mechanisms whereby community energy builds infrastructure resilience
  • The intersectionality aspects of community energy and resilience
  • The interactions between community energy and other forms of infrastructure
  • The synergies and trade-offs between climate mitigation and adaptation manifest in community energy
  • The development of new adaptive, flexible models of infrastructure for a resilient future which engages with the challenges of cascading risks
  • The development of new frameworks to understand the multiple dimensions of resilient infrastructure in energy transitions, including the role of community energy





作者可登入期刊主页进行在线投稿,选择“文章类型”,并在“选择特刊”的下拉框中选择“Focus on Community Energy and Infrastructure Resilience”。



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