New special issue on climate impacts on energy systems and adaptation strategies in Energy and Climate Change: Call for papers
Andrea N. Hahmann, Technical University of Denmark
André F. P. Lucena, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Detlef P. van Vuuren, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Leon Clarke, University of Maryland (managing co-Editor in Chief) firstname.lastname@example.org
About this Special Issue:
The energy system has a two-way relationship with climate change. On one hand, the energy system is the primary source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and thus has a direct influence on the magnitude of climate change. On the other hand, the energy system is itself exposed and vulnerable to a changing climate. The development pathways of the energy system also determine its vulnerability to climate impacts, with different development pathways leading to different consequences. Furthermore, adapting to climate change impacts may have an influence on energy system GHG emissions. These linkages are complex and vary from region to region, based on the factors such as the energy system configuration, socioeconomic development, and local climate.
Climate change can cause a wide range of impacts across energy systems from energy supply, conversion and transport to final energy end uses. Given the potential consequences of a changing climate, assessing impacts along with resilience and adaptation strategies is important to help cope with the potential challenges.
This Special Issue aims to bring forward new research on climate change impacts and adaptation in the energy sector and to provide innovative assessments to fill current literature gaps. Issues of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Impact assessment of climate change across the energy system, including production of renewable energy and fossil fuels, energy transportation and end use sectors.
- Innovative methodological procedures for climate change impact assessment on energy systems.
- Assessing systemic effects of and interactions between different climate change impacts on energy systems.
- Assessment of adaptation measures to overcome or reduce impacts of climate change on energy systems.
- Assessment of climate change impacts on the power system structure, planning and operations.
- Exploring the relationship between climate change mitigation, impacts, and adaptation.
- Regional perspectives on climate change and energy systems and the systemic repercussions of impacts and adaptation strategies.
- Relationship between climate change impacts and adaptation and different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The deadline for submission to this special issue is consistent with the submission deadline for the IPCC’s 6th assessment report (AR6) so that the papers can serve as part of the literature base for that assessment. We welcome multiple article types, including original research articles, review articles, and perspectives.
Energy and Climate Change is a new, interdisciplinary journal committed to research on energy-related solutions to climate change. Energy and Climate Change aims to promote rapid communication and dialogue among multiple disciplines engaged in energy and climate change issues.
Submission Deadline: 14th September 2020 through the Energy and Climate Change Portal