Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Call for Papers on Effective Emission Reduction Policies and Economic Growth


Effective Emission Reduction Policies and Economic Growth
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Journal of Environmental Management
Baku, Azerbaijan

Many developing Asian countries are among those committed to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets, or nationally determined contributions, under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. To achieve these targets, countries have started to plan or implement policies incentivizing emission reductions such as carbon taxes, emission trading schemes, emission caps, energy taxes, and subsidy removals.

Although GHG emission reduction policies can help to moderate fossil fuel consumption and emissions, they may also undermine trade and growth by raising production and mitigation costs. Economy-wide assessments of emissions reduction policies could help to produce implementation recommendations that limit significant disruptions to economic growth.

ADBI invites unpublished, high quality empirical or theoretical research papers addressing these themes for possible inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Environmental Management. Paper topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The impact of planned or implemented emission reduction policies
  • The effects on a country’s emission reductions, economic growth, macroeconomic variables, tax revenue, or efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Thematic studies or case studies of effective emission reduction policies

Submission Procedure

Contributors should submit their full manuscript in English via this link by 24 May 2020 All papers must adhere to the “Guide for Authors” of the Journal of Environmental Management.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to the paper development workshop in Baku on 19 September 2020, which will be organized on the last day of the 5th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Eurasian Conference. ADBI will fund the travel of one author per selected paper who must be a citizen of an Asian Development Bank member country.

The selected papers will be submitted to the Journal of Environmental Management for potential publication in the special issue.

Organizing Committee

  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Peter J. Morgan, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Dina Azhgaliyeva, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Tokai University
  • Rabindra Nepal, University of Wollongong

Questions or inquiries may be directed to Dina Azhgaliyeva ([email protected]) and Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary ([email protected]).