The Introduction of the Special Issue

Climate change is a major challenge facing current and future generation. Global warming represents only one aspect of climate change. It refers to the recent and ongoing rise in global average temperature, caused mostly by increasing concentrations of heat-trapping agents called greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. The majority of GHG emissions come from burning fossil fuels to produce energy. While a certain amount of GHG is necessary to keep our climate warm and livable, the buildup of concentrations warms the Earth's surface and results in dangerous effects to humans, the economy and the environment. This danger, threatening life on our planet, becomes more pronounced in the coming decades. It proves the fragility of the current economic development model and shows both structural weaknesses and unresolved risks. Otherwise, energy is the fundamental drive of economic growth; its use has a significant impact on economic growth. How to master energy consumption without harming economic growth? How to fight climate change? How to reduce pollution emissions? What roles do energy policies play in mastering energy consumption and fighting climate change?

This Special Issue therefore welcomes studies exploring new scientific insights on climate change and air pollution determinants. The Special Issue is open to relevant submissions addressing all world regions.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

· Climate change descriptions

· Climate change causes, implications and interactions

· Air pollution control / determinants

· Economy

· Panel modelling and forecasting studies

· CO2 emissions

· Energy efficiency, renewable energy and related innovative technologies


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1: Climate change and economic growth relationship

2: Pollution emissions, microeconomic analyses

3: Pollution emissions, macroeconomic analyses

4: Energy efficiency and pollution emissions

5: Renewable energy and pollution emissions

6: Climate change modelling

7: Pollution modelling


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Insight-Energy Science submission system:


Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: October 15 ,2019


The Lead Guest Editor

Asma Esseghir