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Green Deal - Recovery plan for Europe: current status and challenges in developing and developed European countries

Energy, Sustainability and Society welcomes submissions to the thematic series on 'Green Deal - Recovery plan for Europe: current status and challenges in developing and developed European countries'.

Genesis, objective and overview of the special issue

The European Green Deal (2021) is Europe's most ambitious agenda, with the main goal of a sustainable transition for all European countries. Having defined actions in mind, the basic goal of a special issue is to summarize and present specifics of planning and implementation of a transition towards more sustainable societies, with emphasis on economic, environmental, energy and social changes.

Readers will have the opportunity to get insight into the current status and challenges of sustainable development in selected EU and neighbouring non-EU countries, with an overview of possible solutions and examples of practice in different sectors. 

Apart from the scientific community, selected papers may be of particular interest to practitioners and decision makers.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Energy, Sustainability and Society. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Energy, Sustainability and Society submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series 'Shaping a new energy sustainability for the European Society after 2022: analysis, challenges and perspectives'. 

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.

Lead Guest Editor

Prof. Mirjana Radovanović, Educons University, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia 

Guest Editor

Sanja Filipović , Institute of Social Science, Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
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  1. In this article, the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and related implications for the measurement of sustainable development are analyzed. Technological innovations can play an important role in co...

    Authors: Florian Siekmann, Holger Schlör and Sandra Venghaus
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:26
  2. In the twenty-first century, the success story of the Post-World-War-II World has been called into question by climate change and other challenges. De-growth or zero economic growth are discussed as possible s...

    Authors: Holger Schlör and Stefanie A. Schubert
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:43
  3. Securing adequate financing for the environment, climate change, and sustainable development has been challenging, especially in low- and middle-income economies. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country aspiring t...

    Authors: Amar Causevic, Sanjin Avdic, Bernardas Padegimas and Biljana Macura
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:34
  4. Decarbonisation of the European economy is one of the main strategic goals of energy transition in the European Union (EU), which aims to become a leader in this process by 2050 and to include other European c...

    Authors: Mirjana Radovanović, Sanja Filipović, Simonida Vukadinović, Milovan Trbojević and Iztok Podbregar
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:16
  5. This paper is related to the current stage of development in the Western Balkans. Despite becoming growing instruments to finance sustainable green development, debt swaps and social or sustainability bonds ar...

    Authors: Igor Lukšić, Bojana Bošković, Aleksandra Novikova and Rastislav Vrbensky
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:15
  6. As the countries of the Western Balkans (WB) have committed to sustainable development, the process of regulatory and economic adjustment is underway. As part of the aforementioned fact, the WB countries have ...

    Authors: Barbara Pavlakovič, Andrea Okanovic, Bojana Vasić, Jelena Jesic and Polona Šprajc
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:9
  7. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events across the globe, the intensifying international debates about the political urgency to mitigate climate change, as well as the respective more action demandi...

    Authors: Sandra Venghaus, Meike Henseleit and Maria Belka
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:8
  8. The prices of energy resources are important determinants of sustainable energy development, yet associated with significant unknowns. The estimates of the impact of prices of energy products in the domestic m...

    Authors: Sandi Knez, Goran Šimić, Anica Milovanović, Sofia Starikova and Franc Željko Županič
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:6
  9. The study background is based on the fact that The Recovery Plan for Europe envisages investing 30% of the huge budget in climate change, with the goal of zero gas emission by 2050. This ambitious plan will re...

    Authors: Jelena Jesic, Andrea Okanovic and Andrea Andrejevic Panic
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2021 11:50
  10. The paper aims at gaining insight into the implementation of the process of sustainable energy transition in the countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan...

    Authors: Mirjana Radovanović, Sanja Filipović and Andrea Andrejević Panić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2021 11:49
  11. Sustainable energy transition of a country is complex and long-term process, which requires decision-making in all stages and at all levels, including a large number of different factors, with different causal...

    Authors: Nena Hribar, Goran Šimić, Simonida Vukadinović and Polona Šprajc
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2021 11:39