Economic Development Issues in Times of Climate Crisis
June 15th, 2023 (GMT+3)
Danubius University from Galaţi
- Economic Policy
- Climate Change
- Green Policy
- Environmental Degradation
Florian Marcel Nuţă is a Professor Dr. Habil. at Danubius University from Galaţi, with over 17 years of teaching and research experience. He is affiliated with Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Doctoral School of Social and Human Sciences, for research and doctoral supervision. His scientific research is conducted in the following fields: Environmental Accounting, Climate Change Economics, Energy Economics, Urban Environmental Accounting, Carbon Accounting, Green Taxation, and Public Policy.
He is involved in numerous editorial initiatives as editor-in-chief, editor, member of the international scientific board, and reviewer for scientific journals and international conferences, conducting more than 500 peer-reviews during his academic career.
Dr. Nuţă worked as a reviewer for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy Efficiency, Resources Policy, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Economic Research, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Countries, Cogent Business and Management, and other peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Environmental issues are critical for national economies worldwide, and the mitigation of their adverse effects is a priority. There is a general agreement that economic activities, since the beginning of the industrial era, are responsible for endangering the ecological environment and for creating serious problems for natural habitats. However, the pollution that generated the climate change was possible due to the fact that between different regions existed chronical development gaps and their evolution was different in terms of pace and opportunities. Thus, for recovering the gaps some of them depended on foreign financial resources. To attract the needed investments, in many cases they used less strict environmental protection regulations as a competitive advantage. In other words, they became pollution havens, were less advanced technological production methods created economic output on the expense of deteriorating the ecological environment, excessive exploitation of raw natural resources, intensive energy consumption, and pollution.
The climate change effects and the climate change mitigation affects the whole world. However, developing and emerging economies are even more affected as they did not reach a certain development threshold that permits to absorb the costs. First, they need to keep a steady economic growth so they can recover the development gaps between them and developed countries. As recent research argues exiting the pollution haven situation into the pollution halo hypothesis need technological advancements that cannot be attained without having a strong economic output. Moreover, once the development and economic threshold reached, the environmental protection regulations will get stricter helping in pollution and climate change mitigation. The technological effect will ensure the implementation of new greener technologies, the diversification of energy mix by including more renewable sources, along with phasing out fossil fuels. At this stage, developing and emerging economies will cease to attract dirty industries and of being the destination of relocating pollution from developed countries, developing sustainable growth policies. The transition from pollution haven towards the manifestation of the pollution halo hypothesis, when the investments reduces environmental degradation is an important issue.
Scope and Information for Participants:
The main goal of the workshop is to generate an intense exchange of ideas and discuss topics related to the nexus between economic development and climate change mitigation. The workshop participants are welcome to involve in topics such as pollution haven hypothesis, technological spillovers, climate change resilience, carbon-free economic development, ecological environment quality, environmental degradation mitigation, environmental protection policies, green economic growth patterns, green transition for all, environmental-related poverty and inequalities, emerging economies green development issues, and other related subjects. The central point revolves around the new patterns for designing the pathways from pollution haven to green development.
The workshop format will favor debates, creating the premises for future research ideas development.
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Danubius University from Galaţi, Bulevardul Galați 3, Galați 800654, Romania
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