Call for Chapters: Financing Regions Toward Sustainability in the Midst of Climate Change Risks and Uncertainty

Editors

Beata Zofia Filipiak, University of Szczecin, Poland
Dominika Kordela, University of Szczecin, Poland
Izabela Nawrolska, University of Szczecin, Poland

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 22, 2022
Full Chapters Due: March 31, 2023
Submission Date: March 31, 2023

Introduction

Sustainable regional development in today's context is at a critical juncture, with many crises (financial, food, energy and pandemic) that are forcing us to reassess the sustainable development paradigm of our time and assess how to better respond to the unfulfilled promises left to future generations. areas of employment, social progress, quality of life and respect for nature. It is necessary to know the barriers and factors enabling the sustainable development of regions, mapping knowledge and thus giving a positive feeling to other regions, how to eliminate barriers such as actions for sustainable development. Green Growth is not only an important element of Sustainable Development, it is a concept of life and activities of local authorities that stimulates changes and allows us to act responsibly. It is also necessary to develop mechanisms for the perception and reduction of climate risk, including the environmental one, so that the life of the society proceeds in harmony with the quality of the natural environment. Without funding, it is difficult to achieve the sustainable development goals in the regions today. Hence, on the one hand, non-financial factors influence decisions on sustainable development in regions, but also finance is a factor forcing pro-environmental innovations. The need to extend the risk assessment methodology to ESG components is emphasized by the Financial Initiative of the Environmental Program (UNEP FI), and the state of implementation of this postulate by financial institutions, depending on the country and institution, remains at a different level of advancement. Risk and uncertainty are becoming important elements in the development of regions and local communities. Risk and uncertainty also extend to regional finances and their public perceptions, especially in the financing of public or health services.

Objective

This book aims to bring together chapters dealing with theory and concepts, focusing on practices and strategies, addressing the challenges and trends and presenting future prospects regarding sustainable finance. The main objective of the book is the presentation of current research on sustainable regional development with the focus on new solutions and good practices. The book, with its theoretical and practical perspectives, discusses contemporary issues of sustainable development in light of crises and the need to function, taking into account uncertainty, risk, especially ESG risk. A new look at the theory and development of the paradigm of regional balancing might be seen as a added value of the book. The study introduces us to the contemporary economy of sustainable regions, as it shows the processes of change: from financing, through energy changes, green and blue economy, financial innovation, impact on sustainable health, to the issues of risk and uncertainty. The latter aspect is widely considered, both in terms of regions and the impact of non-financial factors. The book is intended to contribute to effective and efficient decision-making of different stakeholders in regions towards climate change implementation. It offers fresh insights into the evolving body of literature on sustainable finance and their places in influencing the adaptation to the concept of sustainable development.

Target Audience

This book is intended to serve as a conceptual and practical resource, and its target audience will be composed of scientists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers as well as institutions shaping sustainable development in regions and graduate level students. Moreover, it will be a valuable publication for professionals and for all people dealing with subject of sustainable development. This book is intended to serve as a conceptual and practical resource, and its target audience will be composed of scientists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers as well as institutions shaping sustainable development in regions and graduate level students. Moreover, it will be a valuable publication for professionals and for all people dealing with subject of sustainable development.

Recommended Topics

The book is divided into parts, the first is devoted to changes and challenges related to sustainable regional development. The second part presents solutions and instruments supporting sustainable development. Each chapter should consist of a theoretical part, enriching knowledge and a part presenting good practices (examples from selected countries or regions) that will help to understand the positive direction in which activities aimed at green and blue changes in regions should be carried out in the face of risk and uncertainty. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following chapters: • Changes in the paradigm of sustainable regional development • Barriers and enablers development of sustainable urban systems • Green Growth and Sustainable Development: Regional Perspectives • Regions against the risk of non-financial factors • Environmental risk and methods of its mitigation in the regions • Sustainable finance, risk mitigation and innovation link for sustainable regions • Uncertainty in the functioning of regions - finances, climate change, adaptation The competence of ESG rating agencies • Principles and instruments of impact investing ecosystem • Sustainability reporting trends • Sustainable finance and innovation link for regions • Perspectives on sustainable capital markets for sustainable regions • Blue economy for sustainable region • New Energy in region • Green finance in supporting sustainable regional development • In pursuit of the Green Deal - directions and sources of financing "green" investments in European regions • Benefits and challenges of sustainable banking for a regions • Landscape of risk in financing the sustainable development in regions • Debates surrounding sustainability finance and ESG risk • Eco trend in crowdfunding – the way to develop local sustainable ideas • Trends and prospects in financing regional climate change • Principles and instruments of impact investing ecosystem • Benefits and challenges of sustainable banking • Public funds in sustainable development of regions • NGOs support in achieving sustainable development goals • The formation of sustainable public health • The role of local and regional authorities in management of the healthcare system in conditions of epidemic threats • Social Services and Sustainable Regional Development

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 22, 2022, 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 November 5, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 31, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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, Financing Regions Toward Sustainability in the Midst of Climate Change Risks and Uncertainty. 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.



Publisher

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 https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.



Important Dates

October 22, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 5, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
March 31, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
April 30, 2023: Review Results Returned
June 14, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
June 30, 2023: Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries

Beata Zofia Filipiak University of Szczecin beata.filipiak@usz.edu.pl Dominika Kordela University of Szczecin dominika.kordela@usz.edu.pl Izabela Nawrolska University of Szczecin izabela.nawrolska@usz.edu.pl

Classifications


Business and Management; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Government and Law; Science and Engineering
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