Call for Papers - SI on Carbon Financing: Opportunities, Progress, and Challenges

Special Issue on Carbon Financing: Opportunities, Progress, and Challenges

Aims and Scope
Carbon financing is essential for combatting climate change and managing carbon emissions by incentivizing sustainable practices. It focuses on the carbon footprint, which represents the greenhouse gases emitted through human activities. In urban areas, carbon Financing plays a vital role in mitigating climate change through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon capture, generating carbon credits.

Carbon credits form the core of carbon financing, representing the reduction, removal, or avoidance of one metric ton of carbon dioxide or its equivalent. These credits are traded in the carbon market, providing businesses an economic incentive to reduce their carbon footprint. Entities can offset emissions by purchasing credits from environmentally friendly projects.

While the carbon market has made significant progress with more countries adopting carbon pricing mechanisms and market-based systems, challenges remain. Complex international frameworks and inconsistent regulations hinder progress. Harmonizing methodologies for calculating emissions and ensuring transparent credit assignment are crucial. Upholding the value and credibility of carbon credits is also important, as fraud and double counting are risks.

Effective carbon management, including accurate measurement, monitoring, reporting, and reduction strategies, is essential. Robust carbon management systems are particularly vital in urban areas due to concentrated emissions and potential impact. However, challenges persist in establishing consistent international frameworks, ensuring credit credibility, and implementing effective carbon management strategies. Addressing these challenges requires collaboration among governments, businesses, and civil society.

This special issue aims to encourage studies exploring theoretical, methodological, and practical studies related to carbon financing, carbon market, promoting innovative carbon reduction technologies, and supporting sustainable practices in both developed and developing countries.

Lead Guest Editor

Golam Kabir  Email:
University of Regina, Canada
Research Interests: System Risk, Reliability, and Resilience Assessment, Asset Management and Maintenance, Interdependent Network Resilience Analytics, Sustainable System Analytics, Data-Driven Decision-Making, and Multi-Objective Optimization

Guest Editors

Edwin Tam  Email:
University of Windsor, Canada
Research Interests: Sustainability and Resiliency in Infrastructure Systems and Engineering, Materials End-of-Life Waste Management and Recovery/Vehicle Recycling, Life Cycle Assessment and Approaches, Brownfields Renewal, and Redevelopment

Hussameldin Ibrahim  Email: 
University of Regina, Canada
Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Ctalyst Development for Greener Fuels, Syngas, Hydrogen, Biofuels, and Fine Chemicals Production from Fossil- and Biomass-Derived Feedstocks. Chemical Reaction Engineering, Kinetics, and Reactor Modeling and Design for CO2 Capture, Biofuel, and Syngas/Hydrogen Production. Agricultural Residue Catalytic Hydrothermal Liquefaction to HEV Biofuels. Catalytic Thermal Conversion of Biomass to Syngas, Bio-Gas and Bio-Oil. Municipal Wastes into Energy via Pyrolysis and Gasification Processes. CO2 Utilization for Producing Value-Added Products. Sorption-based Functional Materials for CO2 Capture and Utilization. Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Post- and Pre-combustion CO2 Capture with H2 Production, and CO2 Utilization. Catalytic Methods for CO2 Capture and Utilization. The Economics of Greenhouse Warming. Conceptual Design, Economic Evaluation, Feasibility Studies, and Project Planning and Management

Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul  Email:   
University of Regina, Canada
Research Interests: New Technologies for CO2 Recovery, Production, and Utilization (including Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies), High-Efficiency Processes for Gas Separation and Purification, Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control (including Energy and Environment Issues), Heat & Mass Transfer with Chemical Reactions, Industrial Corrosion Prevention and Control Intelligent and Knowledge-Based Systems Development, Modeling, Simulation, Control, and Optimization of Industrial Processes

Rajeev Ruparathna  Email:  
University of Windsor, Canada
Research Interests: Infrastructure Lifecycle Management Using Building Information Modeling (BIM), Lifecycle Assessment of Engineering Systems, Multi-stakeholder Management in Sustainable Procurement, and Risk-based Decision Making

Raphael Idem  Email:
University of Regina, Canada
Research Interests: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation, Carbon Dioxide Capture from Flue Gases from Industrial Sources, Reformer Technology/Fuel Processing for Fuel Cell Application/Hydrogen Energy, Reaction Kinetics, Reaction Mechanisms, and Heterogeneous Catalyst Development; Fossil and Bio-Fuels Processing, Bioenergy, and Carbon Dioxide Utilization

Special Issue Information
· Carbon financing
· Carbon market
· Carbon footprint
· Carbon management
· Carbon emissions
· CO2 capture and utilization
· Low-carbon economy
· Climate Change
· Energy transition
· Lifecycle assessment

Manuscript Submission Information
Submission deadline: June 29, 2024
Submissions that pass pre-check will be reviewed by at least two reviewers of the specific field.
Free fast publication and early access will be provided to all accepted papers.

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