Margot Hurlbert, PhD, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Regina, Canada:

Mac Osazuwa-Peters, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Regina, Canada:

The concept of sustainability is driving actions at both corporate and public spheres and at multiple layers of society. For example, current practices in resource exploration, usage and consumption are largely believed to be unsustainable, resulting in problems such as climate change and calls for action in mitigating climate change. However, climate change is a wicked problem, where actions to change current unsustainable practices creating it result in new, sometimes unintended, challenges. Climate change is also a multi sector problem and this Special Issue (SI) focuses on challenges emerging as jurisdictions attempt to move toward sustainability in the energy sector. These challenges are known to have the capacity to either slow down the drive for sustainable practices or completely inhibited a move toward a more sustainable energy future.

Scope of the Special Issue:

This SI offers readers a look at some emerging issues in the broad subject area of sustainable energy and climate change management both from a research, policy and practical viewpoint. The papers in the SI will discuss emerging challenges to a sustainable energy future using specific case studies, they will highlight the different contexts influencing these challenges and responses or actions to meeting them.

The requirements of the manuscripts: The submissions should focus on specific case(s). They must be empirical research using either quantitative or qualitative methods/techniques or conceptual, theoretical and/or policy discussions highlighting issues in energy, climate change and sustainability management.

Key topics include (but not limited to):

  • Energy mixes: Renewables versus non-renewable portfolios
  • Energy system transitions
  • Economic imperatives in climate change and energy systems management
  • Climate change adaptation (multiple sectors applicable)
  • Innovation and climate change management
  • Shaping future regulatory landscapes for sustainable energy development
  • Risk governance of energy systems transitions
  • Indigenous knowledge and climate change management

Please send the abstracts to:


Margot Hurlbert, PhD:

Mac Osazuwa-Peters:

Important dates:

1st March 2019  – Submission of Abstract

15th March 2019



Notification: Invitation to submit full paper


30th May 2019



Deadline for submission of full paper


30th June 2019



Notification: Acceptance or invitation to review paper


31st October 2019



Final version of paper


February 2020





Guidelines and Reviewing:

The abstracts should have the following structure:

Aim: The author(s) should shortly explain the reason or motivation for taking up the research problem (why is the topic important?), and what is the objective or aim of the research. The aim should be clearly formulated and be specific enough to be achieved within the range of the paper.

Design / Research methods: The authors should clearly explain the way in which the aim or objective is achieved. The main research methods as well as the approach to the research should be provided that enable effective dealing with the paper’s aim.

Conclusions / findings: What are the main results of the research? The authors should refer to the analysis, discussion or results of the paper in order to show the main findings.

Originality / value of the article: Within the context of the current state of the art in science, what is new or what is the scientific value added of the paper? For whom would the paper be of interest?

Implications of the research (if applicable): How and to what extent can the results of the research be applied to practice? What are the consequences of application of the findings of the research to practice?

Limitations of the research (if applicable): Does the research imply directions or suggestions for future research? What are the limitations of the research methods used? What are the limitations of the implications of the research findings?

Keywords: maximum 8 keywords

JEL Codes:

Please refer to the Journal information for author guidelines:

For any enquiries please contact the Guest Editor(s):

Margot Hurlbert, PhD:

Mac Osazuwa-Peters:


The Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM) is an open-access scientific journal, focusing on state-of-the-art theoretical as well as empirical studies in the field of economics and management. It aims to create a platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas between research, business, governmental and other actors. Besides more traditional scientific papers, the journal welcomes conceptual papers, opinion papers and policy discussions from academic, corporate, governmental and civil society representatives.

An important aim of CEREM is to stimulate open-minded discussion of new ideas, new applications of old ideas as well as development of interdisciplinary approaches to current challenges in economics and management. This is of particular importance in the substantial changes that have taken place and are expected to take place in the world.

The principle of double-blind peer review applies. Contributions should be original and previously unpublished. Articles submitted to the Central European Review of Economics and Management should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.