Dr. Minpeng Chen, School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China
Dr. Jackson Ewing, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, USA
Dr. Sebastian Lakner, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, University of Göttingen, Germany
Dr. Fei Teng, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Lei Zhang, School of Environment, Renmin University of China, China
Ever since the introduction of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), there has been concerns over its potential climate change and ecological impacts in the Belt and Road region, and the implications on global sustainability. As such, the objective of this special issue is to develop a comprehensive knowledge on climate and environmental changes in the Silk Road Economic Belt (including countries alongside the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road) by bringing together state-of-art research and views on climate change patterns, trends, risk, impacts, adaptation and greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions.