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Shaping a new energy sustainability for the European Society after 2022: analysis, challenges and perspectives

Aligning with the current movements towards new geopolitical constellations, the economic and energy crisis has led to major changes that have an impact on sustainable development and net zero targets. The year 2022 laid the foundations for shaping a new structure of international relations, and thus resulted in a new security architecture, which determines the perspectives of global sustainable development, with a specific impact on Europe. It is therefore necessary to consider the various aspects of the energy crisis, natural resources management, net zero targets, and to develop new approaches for managing sustainable development under conditions of high geopolitical uncertainty and volatile international relations. Analyses, assessments, forecasts and planning in the short and long term are recommended. Bearing in mind the many aspects that affect Europe's future, articles of an interdisciplinary character with a main focus on renewable energy are particularly welcome.

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