Manuscript Topics Sustainability of natural resources (in a wide sense: air, water, food, etc...) and human life on earth are now worldwide considered as fundamentally important objectives and needs in the economic theory and they reveal themselves of even more basic relevance to policy makers and to human population itself. In those directions, developments of new innovative green economic policies proved to contribute in an isolative way to many sustainability issues, including the prevention of global diseases. Our special volume desires to collect original studies and comprehensive survey papers about recent advances and significant challenges of green economy, especially from a quantitative, mathematical and statistical perspective, in order to construct forecasting decision models at micro and macro level. We know that the natural resources of the planet are not only finite but also strongly bounded and now characterized by a significant decreasing in variety and quantity, while they appear largely over consumed by humans on an annual basis. The subsequent effect, therefore, regrettably evolves towards the great global depletion of natural resources and the unavoidable growing competition - for access to the remaining global scarce resources - of all countries seeking to grow and develop (or, simply, to survive). This dangerous scenario determines international instability, the increasing of costs in economic activities and the worsening of population feeding in quality and quantity, as we see greater and greater difficulties in finding supply of any natural resource. Moreover, the combined causes “resource scarcity” and “exponentially growing global population” not only generate numerous and various severe problems for the present and future economic activities, but they pose a huge threat to a civilized human sustainable life and to social relationships at a global level. We should notice that a non-green maintenance of countries (or multinationals) does not correspond to global sustainability of natural resources at all. To address the above global problem of sustainability, in this special issue, on one hand, we desire to focus on the development of green economy and green technologies against Climate Change, while, on the other hand, we desire to adopt the quantitative methods (such as mathematical decision theory and Game Theory) as a formidable tool to strategically handle many economic issues. Decision theory and game theory are indeed recognized as key strategic tools by many policy makers, by the great part of economists and decision makers and they are employed extensively for scenario planning and rational decision making. Moreover, we recognize that Game Theory can address the problems of sustainability due to resource depletion. We are then searching for papers showing the role of quantitative theories in developing effective and efficient green-strategies, thereby promoting sustainability by means of a rational green policy development. The special issue aims to collect quantitative researches about green economy strategies at a global and micro level, in different scales and areas. The special issue welcomes papers on the following topics: • Green microeconomic policies • Green macroeconomic policies • Green policies at a global level • Green policies and competitive strategies among industries and countries • Green policies against global climate change • Sustenance and sustainability of urban ecology and ecosystems • Strategies and planning in green technology production and green cities • Green economy and green space strategy planning • Green economy and urban agriculture • Global food scarcity and veganism Resuming, we are searching for theoretical models efficiently planning green-scenarios, at micro and macro level, developed by means of mathematics, physics, mathematical economics and statistics.

Advances and challenges of green economy: a quantitative and strategic view

David Carfì
2020

Abstract

Manuscript Topics Sustainability of natural resources (in a wide sense: air, water, food, etc...) and human life on earth are now worldwide considered as fundamentally important objectives and needs in the economic theory and they reveal themselves of even more basic relevance to policy makers and to human population itself. In those directions, developments of new innovative green economic policies proved to contribute in an isolative way to many sustainability issues, including the prevention of global diseases. Our special volume desires to collect original studies and comprehensive survey papers about recent advances and significant challenges of green economy, especially from a quantitative, mathematical and statistical perspective, in order to construct forecasting decision models at micro and macro level. We know that the natural resources of the planet are not only finite but also strongly bounded and now characterized by a significant decreasing in variety and quantity, while they appear largely over consumed by humans on an annual basis. The subsequent effect, therefore, regrettably evolves towards the great global depletion of natural resources and the unavoidable growing competition - for access to the remaining global scarce resources - of all countries seeking to grow and develop (or, simply, to survive). This dangerous scenario determines international instability, the increasing of costs in economic activities and the worsening of population feeding in quality and quantity, as we see greater and greater difficulties in finding supply of any natural resource. Moreover, the combined causes “resource scarcity” and “exponentially growing global population” not only generate numerous and various severe problems for the present and future economic activities, but they pose a huge threat to a civilized human sustainable life and to social relationships at a global level. We should notice that a non-green maintenance of countries (or multinationals) does not correspond to global sustainability of natural resources at all. To address the above global problem of sustainability, in this special issue, on one hand, we desire to focus on the development of green economy and green technologies against Climate Change, while, on the other hand, we desire to adopt the quantitative methods (such as mathematical decision theory and Game Theory) as a formidable tool to strategically handle many economic issues. Decision theory and game theory are indeed recognized as key strategic tools by many policy makers, by the great part of economists and decision makers and they are employed extensively for scenario planning and rational decision making. Moreover, we recognize that Game Theory can address the problems of sustainability due to resource depletion. We are then searching for papers showing the role of quantitative theories in developing effective and efficient green-strategies, thereby promoting sustainability by means of a rational green policy development. The special issue aims to collect quantitative researches about green economy strategies at a global and micro level, in different scales and areas. The special issue welcomes papers on the following topics: • Green microeconomic policies • Green macroeconomic policies • Green policies at a global level • Green policies and competitive strategies among industries and countries • Green policies against global climate change • Sustenance and sustainability of urban ecology and ecosystems • Strategies and planning in green technology production and green cities • Green economy and green space strategy planning • Green economy and urban agriculture • Global food scarcity and veganism Resuming, we are searching for theoretical models efficiently planning green-scenarios, at micro and macro level, developed by means of mathematics, physics, mathematical economics and statistics.
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