Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Energy Transition in the African Economy Post-2050


Posi Olatubosun, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Abiodun Momodu, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Jonathan Moizer, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 29, 2021
Full Chapters Due: November 30, 2021


This book will provide state and non-state actors with vital information that will deepen their understanding of Paris Agreement and its impact on economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in post 2050, when low carbon transition is expected to have been well entrenched in many developed countries. The book is a discourse, based on research carried out by various authors in areas themed around 5 key sectors of Sub-Saharan Africa economy namely, Oil and Gas, Transport, Energy, Industry and Agriculture. The topics of discourse cover range of issues that include economy and development, sustainable energy transition, climate financing, climate smart agriculture, as well as smart cities. The book has four sections dealing with finance, capacity development, technology and cross cutting issues.


The need for Sub-Saharan African countries to lay an enduring foundation for sustainable development, Post 2030, from this “decade of climate action” is emphasised in the book. One of the ways this can be done is for the countries in the region to be strategically positioned to leverage on the various mechanisms in the Paris Agreement. Though, there are identified challenges in the areas of finance, capacity and technology included in the Paris Agreement, there are mechanisms to facilitate collaboration between the global North and global South for scaling them. These collaborations require the development of priority programmes around identified key sectors that will lead to the achievement of significant emission reduction. Thus, appropriate use of climate change management approach by Sub-Saharan African countries, can contribute significantly to make them meet their various Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement, in an inclusive manner. This book describes identified key sectors in the Sub-Saharan African countries that are critical to facilitating sustainable development to address climate change sustainably. In addition, the book takes a bottom-up research approach, exploring priority programmes and grassroots projects and innovative initiatives happening in the identified key sectors that relates to population growth, energy access, poverty reduction, food security, good governance, conflict resolution, urbanisation, habitat destruction, resource depletion, environmental degradation, biodiversity pressures amongst others in the sub-Saharan African countries. This interdisciplinary publication influenced by the Paris Agreement (a global policy document) sets out to appraise the present and future challenges and opportunities in the Sub-Saharan African countries in the context of using effective climate change management for sustainable development. It can serve as a practical and profitable tool for teaching, research and policy development.

Target Audience

Researchers and libraries who require research material that develops the understanding on Climate Action in general, with specific focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. The book will also benefit practitioners and regulators who require fresh perspectives on climate management development driven plans in Sub-Saharan Africa. Policy can be viewed as a pyramid, where the tip is the “goals”, the base being “standards and recommendations”, and between these two is the “route or pathway”. In this book, achieving Paris Agreement is the “goal” while the various Nationally Determined Contributions in sub-Saharan African countries serving as the “standards and recommendations”, the book seek to serve as the “route” between these two. It is imperative that the various sectors of sub-Saharan economy be examined against the backdrop of country’s NDCs and the Paris Agreement in terms of issues and options to be addressed. It is in the light of this that the book is designed to provide informed evidence as the route to meet desired goals enunciated in the Paris Agreement.

Recommended Topics

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following big-picture themes, whose scope may overlap, under three broad sections of Finance, Capacity Development and Technology: Cross Cutting Issues 1. Introduction: Paris Agreement on the African Economy Post 2050 2. Integrated approaches to climate change management that are field-tested and practice-approved 3. Replicable examples of best practice cases that may be scaled 4. Tracking climate pledges in sub-Saharan Africa under Paris Agreement 5. Paris Agreement: Food, fuel and finance in sub-Sahara Africa Post-2050 Climate Finance 6. Financing Paris Agreement in sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Options 7. Co-benefits of Paris Agreement to achieving Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan African countries 8. Investments needs for fulfilling Paris Agreement in sub-Sahara Africa 9. Mobilising private climate finance for Nationally Determined Contributions under Paris Agreement 10. Sub-Saharan Africa external debt problem and Paris Agreement Capacity Development 11. Climate Change Management: Barriers and its Limitations 12. Socio-economic impact of Paris Agreement on sub-Sahara Africa Post 2050 13. Capacity building: Multi-stakeholder coalitions, alliances and participatory approaches 14. Designing and implementing acceptable policy pathways for sub-Saharan Africa under global policy framework: Case of Paris Agreement Technology 15. Paris Agreement and its impact on the Oil and Gas Sector in sub-Saharan African countries Post 2050 16. Impact of Paris Agreement on Transportation Sector 17. Paris Agreement and its impact on environmental management 18. Paris Agreement and sub-Saharan Africa transition path to low carbon economy: System Dynamics Approach 19. Role of technology to achieving Nationally Determined Contributions in sub-Saharan African countries under the Paris Agreement 20. Research, risk reduction and resilience: Early warning and anticipatory adaptation and management approaches 21. Incentivising and implementing strategies to better cope with extreme weather and climate events 22. Leveraging research and leadership for policy development and regulatory change

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 29, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 30, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 30, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Energy Transition in the African Economy Post-2050. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

October 29, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
October 30, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
November 30, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
December 28, 2021: Review Results Returned
January 18, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
January 25, 2021: Final Chapter Submission


Posi Olatubosun
Glasgow Caledonian University

Abiodun Momodu
Obafemi Awolowo University

Jonathan Moizer
University of Plymouth


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