Dr. Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Tokai University, Japan
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic recessions, the ongoing investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency dropped drastically. Energy efficiency investment is not enough to meet sustainability goals. The International Energy Agency estimates that the world will require the cumulative global investment of USD 24.5 trillion to tap into all available cost-effective energy efficiency potential through 2040. Nevertheless, the global market yet fails to deliver this full potential of energy efficiency. This means that, in the wake of COVID-19, the importance of green finance for enhancing the energy efficiency investments to achieve the climate-related goals is highlighted.
This special issue seeks theoretical, empirical, case studies, and policy-oriented papers that deal with innovative and market-based solutions for unlocking energy efficiency finance and investments. Successful manuscripts will consist of papers developed based on a sound theoretical framework and make a significant contribution to the literature. The special issue will collectively provide policy recommendations for designing optimal energy efficiency financing schemes providing lessons and experiences for end-users and market players on access to energy efficiency finance.
Papers may deal with, but not limited, to the following:
- Role of green finance in unlocking energy efficiency investments
- Analyzing energy efficiency financing programs in major jurisdictions
- Obstacles for energy efficiency financing programs and solutions
- Innovative and market-based instruments and energy efficiency
- Energy efficiency policy design and effectiveness evaluation
- Role of governments in unlocking the private investments in energy efficiency
- Public supports for energy efficiency finance during the pandemic
- Energy efficiency finance and Sustainable Development Goals
Deadline and Submission Details
The submission deadline for all papers is April 30, 2021
The publication date of this special issue is late 2021.
All submissions will undergo the same strict double-blind peer-review process that is generally applied for the journal. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted).
To submit a manuscript, please register and submit your paper online at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cfri. When making your submission, please choose the Special Issue entitled “Green and Energy Efficiency Finance”.
A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Author Guidelines page. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Contact the Guest Editor:
Dr. Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary