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Energizing Futures – Sustainable Development and Energy in Transition

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This thematic collection aims to generate multidisciplinary, stimulating and critical discussions on energy futures and transition pathways for the future. Based on the 19th Futures Conference organized by the Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku in June 2018, articles in this collection focus mostly on challenges of this transition:

  • What are the main challenges of sustainable energy futures in an era of increasing uncertainty?
  • How to create sustainable energy policies in Europe, and elsewhere in the world?
  • What is the role of futures studies in identifying opportunities for a fair, efficient and resilient energy system?

To understand both challenges and opportunities, the collection offers a multidisciplinary, multi-level and time-variant analysis of these issues.

  1. The transport sector produces 23% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. While the mitigation of climate change requires GHG emissions to be drastically reduced, the emissions from the transport sector ar...

    Authors: Heikki Liimatainen, Markus Pöllänen and Riku Viri
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:22
  2. No contemporary major city is sustainable, with current population and levels of consumption, beyond the fossil fuels which have facilitated what has appropriately been called “high-energy modernity.” At prese...

    Authors: Graeme Lang
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2018 6:19