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Emerging Markets Finance and Trade

For a Special Issue on

Climate Change, Energy Systems and Economic Sustainability

Manuscript deadline
20 June 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Neluka Devpura, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
[email protected]

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Climate Change, Energy Systems and Economic Sustainability

This conference is jointly organized by the Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association and Monash University (Australia), Guangdong University of Finance and Economics (China).

Climate change has impacted both individuals and businesses at an alarming rate. This is a global reality. The incidence of natural disasters globally, for instance, has increased threefold by 2021 compared to 1990. The recently concluded COP27 highlighted several concerns including greenhouse emissions reduction, transition to cleaner energy, and biodiversity and decarbonisation. Climate change has also influenced energy demand and supply having implications for energy prices. Energy prices overall have increased globally generating inflationary pressures and economic growth concerns. This conference is motivated by these concerns and attempts to contribute to the academic knowledge and policy discussions on climate change and understand its ramifications on the financial and economic systems. This special issue is, therefore, focused on research related to climate change, and its effects on energy and the financial and economic systems that have implications for sustainable economic growth and development. The conference welcomes papers that cover the following issues:

  • Robust measures of climate risk;
  • New approaches to estimating climate risk;
  • Exploring models and empirical frameworks modelling how climate has impacted energy prices;
  • Understanding the energy demand and supply issues as a result of climate change;
  • Climate risk and financial stability;
  • Climate risk and commodity prices;
  • Climate risk measurement and management;
  • Climate changes and their effects on small, medium and micro enterprises;
  • Climate change and food insecurity;
  • Climate change and insurance;
  • Climate change and real estate markets;
  • Climate change and food prices;
  • Climate change and access to finance;
  • Climate change and poverty;
  • Climate change and its effects on the SME sector; and
  • Climate change and its effects on monetary policy.


Conference dates: This international conference will be held on July 20, 2023 at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Selected papers from this conference will be published in a special issue of EMFT. This proposed special issue will be Guest Edited by Dr. Neluka Devpura.

Conference registration: The conference registration fee is US$400.


Prof. Paresh Narayan (Monash University)

Prof. Russell Smyth (Monash University)


Dr. Neluka Devpura (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka)


Neluka Devpura (University of Sri Jayewardenepura), Conference Co-Chair

Kung-Cheng Ho (Guangdong University of Finance and Economics), Conference Co-Chair

Bernard Njindan Iyke (La Trobe University)

Chun-Ping Chang (Shih Chien University)

Susan Sharma (Deakin University)

K.P. Prabheesh (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad)

Badrinarayan Rath (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad)

Syed Aun R. Rizvi (Lahore University of Management Science)

Yezhou Sha (Capital University of Economics and Business)


Contact us at [email protected] for questions regarding the event or the call for papers.

We look forward to your submission!

Submission Instructions


The authors should submit their formatted full manuscript with title page in English by June 20, 2023 online at and by email to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]. Any queries should be directed to the Guest Editor. Further instructions on journal submission will be provided after the conference.


June 20, 2023: Due date for paper submission

June 28, 2023: Notification of Acceptance

Note: Post conference submission instructions will be provided after the conclusion of the conference.

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