About this Research Topic
With rapid industrialization and urbanization, the world is now facing severe challenges and pressures on energy consumption, the reduction of emissions and environmental pollution prevention. In recent decades, the adaptation and mitigation of climate change have become hot topics on a global scale. Industrial low-carbon development and circular practices have been proven as important ways to promote energy conservation, emission reduction, and sustainable development.
This Research Topic aims to:
1. Identify the industrial structure dynamic evolution trend and analyzing the green development pathways of key industries by using environmental economic models. Uncovering the strategies of green development at an industrial level.
2. Quantify the environmental impacts of urbanization and climate change mitigation policies of cities and present low carbon and sustainable development with innovative actions from circular economy practices.
3. Quantify the urban industrial symbiosis role in industrial energy conservation and emission reduction, inducing the new method application, innovation system design, ICT, and IoT technology application in symbiosis networks. For example, how to integrate data science methods with the symbiosis framework and how to effectively use data to formulate policies to achieve sustainable development.
4. Assessing efficient waste management systems, including technology assessment, integrated system design, and environmental impact evaluation.
The welcomed article types include but are not limited to Data Reports, General Commentaries, Methods, Original Research, Perspectives, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Briefs, Reviews.
Keywords: Urban industrial symbiosis, Waste-to-energy, Urban metabolism, Low carbon industry, Climate change mitigation
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