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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

For a Special Issue on
COP26: Tackling Climate Change and Transition to Sustainable Development - The Future of China and the World

Manuscript deadline
01 April 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Yizhe Dong, University of Edinburgh Business School
[email protected]

Bin Xu, Heriot-Watt University
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COP26: Tackling Climate Change and Transition to Sustainable Development - The Future of China and the World

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our times, and it threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the globe. In essence, tackling climate change enables more sustainable development. The 2015 Paris climate change conference (COP) was a momentous political outcome as more than 190 nations have committed to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and becoming more resilient to climate impacts. Under Paris Agreement, the world should cut carbon emissions by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030. As one of the world’s largest emitters of carbon dioxide and biggest markets, China recently pledged to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and become carbon neutral before 2060. China’s green commitments will not only play a major role in combatting global climate change but also in shaping how the rest of the world progresses with its transition away from fossil fuels to a more sustainable low-carbon and circular economy. After a disappointing COP25, the hopes for decisive climate action now reside on a better outcome of COP26 which took place in Glasgow in November 2021. Taking place in the follow-up to COP26,  the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS) will publish a special issue based on this the theme of Tackling Climate Change and Transition to Sustainable Development - The Future of China and the World.

Submissions are encouraged from scholars and research students that use different theoretical, empirical and experimental approaches to understand sustainable development from different perspectives, including (but not limited to) economics, finance, innovation, strategy, management, entrepreneurship and environmental science. While not exhaustive, the following list suggests possible issues that would be appropriate to address in this conference:

  • Pathways to a sustainable economy, including sector-specific studies
  • Assessing, pricing and managing climate and environmental risk exposures
  • The financial implications of ESG investing
  • Big data and artificial intelligence in climate finance
  • Accounting for sustainability and responsible investing
  • The links between energy/commodities and financial markets
  • Carbon markets and climate derivatives
  • Climate stress tests
  • The financing of the transition (such as climate finance, fintech, incentives, fiscal policy)
  • Measuring, managing, and monetizing the impact of sustainability
  • Climate change and corporate financial policies
  • Inclusive green growth to address poverty, unemployment and inequality
  • Financing renewable and emerging technologies
  • The interplay between industrial policy, trade policy and sustainability
  • Economic, social and political transformations
  • General equilibrium modelling of the interaction of climate risk and economy
  • The land, water, energy, food nexus and biological resources and sustainable growth
  • Governance and sustainability
  • Regulatory issues and challenges in addressing climate change

Submission Instructions

Authors can make the submission by following the link: https://www.edmgr.com/rcea/.

Please select special issue tittle " COP26: Tackling Climate Change and Transition to Sustainable Development - The Future of China and the World" when you submitting your paper to ScholarOne.

Expected publication date: early 2023.

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