Special Issue — Economic Growth and Environmental Degradation
Deadline of submission 31 July 2024.
About this Special Issue
This special issue will monitor the—overt and covert—interlinkages of growth and environmental degradation in which nature-driven risks are revealed on socioeconomic development and vice versa. We invite state-of-the-art papers on all aspects related to socioeconomic growth and environmental degradation, especially solutions on how to alleviate pressures on ecosystems and to promote biodiversity protection.

Moreover, we encourage scientists to submit their concerns on issues like circular economy, energy trends, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation or adaptation, sustainable development, and ESG. Ultimately, the core aspects of SDGs are specially intertwined with the scope of the current special issue.

The special issue will delve into the extent to which economic mechanisms hamper environmental stability through negative externalities and their spillover effects. Furthermore, central scope would be the investigation of—growth and degrowth—policies based on study cases: either through regional initiatives, or national-driven frameworks and international pathways.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Economic Growth and Environment: Environmental Problems (Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, Acid Rain, Biodiversity, Desertification, Liquid and solid waste—Marine Pollution)
  • Economic Environmental Assessment
  • Natural Resources and Energy Management
  • Green Economy, Sustainability, Innovation
  • Business and Sustainable Development
  • Technology, Industry and the Environment
  • Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Tourism
  • Estimation and management of (environmental) risk, environmental impact assessment
  • Urban and Regional Development
  • Environmental sociology and psychology 

Special Issue Editor
George E. Halkos
George E. Halkos
Laboratory of Operations Research, Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, Volos 38333, Greece
Research Keywords: applied statistics and econometrics; simulations of economic modeling natural resource and environmental economics; applied micro-economics with emphasis in welfare economics; air pollution; game theory; mathematical models (non-linear programming)
Submission Information
All the manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue must be within both the scope of this Special Issue and the journal.
Manuscripts should be submitted online (Click here to submit, registration and login required). All the manuscripts will undergo a rigorous single-blind peer-review process.
Please prepare your manuscript following the Instructions for Authors, and make sure it is submitted in grammatically correct English.
Please refer to the Editorial Process and Article Processing Charge for more information about manuscript process and publishing fees.
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