Green Development for Urban Communities
May 15th, 2024 (GMT+3)
Danubius University from Galati
Florian Marcel Nuţă is a Professor Dr. Habil. at Danubius University from Galaţi, with over 17 years of teaching and research experience. He is affiliated with Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Doctoral School of Social and Human Sciences, for research and doctoral supervision. His scientific research is conducted in the following fields: Environmental Accounting, Climate Change Economics, Energy Economics, Urban Environmental Accounting, Carbon Accounting, Green Taxation, and Public Policy.
He is involved in numerous editorial initiatives as editor-in-chief, editor, member of the international scientific board, and reviewer for scientific journals and international conferences, conducting more than 500 peer-reviews during his academic career.
Dr. Nuţă worked as a reviewer for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy Efficiency, Resources Policy, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Economic Research, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Countries, Cogent Business and Management, and other peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Urbanization is a key performance indicator for social and economic development contributing to human welfare. Urban regions are known for better social services, economic opportunities, public goods, and commodities. Many economic activities are concentrated around urban agglomerations serving it and, at the same time, depending on it. It is widely recognized that urbanization and economic growth are linked, this relationship creating the premises for human development. However, urban areas are responsible for approximately three quarters of the total amount of carbon emissions in the world. Under these circumstances, it is critical to review the future development patterns for urban areas in order to successfully mitigate the carbon emissions and, at the same time, to ensure a steady social and economic growth that will support further human development and a certain standard of living.
Urbanization is not a static phenomenon but an evolving process which incorporates an important amount of resources. Additionally, urbanization have its own expansion stages, each stage with its characteristics and level of effects upon society and ecological environment. Beside the anthropic resources (human and financial) involves the transformation of ecological environment, being responsible for pollution, biodiversity loss, and natural resources usage. There is a trade-off between ecological loss on one hand, and economic and social gain on the other. Climate change and irreversible ecological degradation put the human society existence under scrutiny and the vital menace needs to be addressed. First, it is important to identify, assess, and quantify the environmental impact urbanization creates, with all its features and processes. After identifying the real measure of the relationship between urbanization and environmental quality, we have to emphasize those features that have a role in reducing the environmental degradation and contributes to the improvement of its quality. Therefore, factors such as renewable energy and technological advancements need to be promoted and public policies based on it need to be designed accordingly.
Scope and Information for Participants:
The main goal of the workshop is to generate an intense exchange of ideas and discuss topics related to the nexus between urbanization, economic development, and climate change mitigation.
The workshop participants are welcome to involve in topics such as urbanization, carbon accounting, climate change, green public policies, sustainable communities, smart urban solutions, carbon emissions mitigation, urban pollution, urban ecological footprint, rural vs urban asymmetries, and other related subjects. The central point relates to the environmental impact of urbanization, identifying and promoting policy recommendations designed to reduce the environmental impact and improve the ecological quality. Both students and faculty are welcome to participate at the debates. The workshop format will favor debates, creating the premises for future research ideas development.
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Danubius University from Galati, Bulevardul Galati 3, Galati 800654, Romania
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