The environment is changing in a dynamic way. Sustainable development consists of both natural environmental changes as well as changes caused by humans. At present, environmental changes occur more often and much quicker and these changes challenge ecosystems and human societies. The aim of this special issue is to address the achievement of sustainable development by addressing the current issues of concern. Specifically, the green economy concept is an important term in international agendas. Together with the current economic crisis and the view that policies to attain sustainability cannot be put into operation efficiently, policy makers anticipate a solution from the greening of the economy. To this effort various problems are associated with the aims and strategies associated with this concept. Green growth, more energy efficiency, cleaner energy technologies and sustainable development are regularly considered as harmonising goals by international policymakers.
The applied theoretical and analytical contributions are expected to provide guidance to policy-makers and government officials in designing new policy scenarios for the investigation of green economy and sustainability. The empirical contributions should provide evidence to support and inform current policy debates.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 4th PanHellenic Conference in Economics of Environment and Natural Resources (ENVECON), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Green economy, sustainability, innovation
- Enterprises and sustainable development
- Trade and the environment
- Sustainable transportation
- Sustainable tourism
- Firm environmental efficiency and productivity analysis
- Technology, industry and the environment
- Environmental policy and technological change
- Firm incentives to promote technological change in pollution control
- Environmental and technology policies for climate mitigation
Submission of manuscripts: 30 November, 2016
Notification to authors: 31 January, 2017
Final versions due: 31 March, 2017