Energy Sustainability, Vulnerability and Resilience

Our society is demanded to deal with increasing ecological, inequality, political and economic concerns. Energy is a key aspect to be addressed when facing sustainability challenges. Undertaking sustainable energy pathways implies considering a number of intertwined problematics, including energy vulnerability and energy resilience. Energy sustainability is also a priority in the current development agenda and countries are required to foster action plans oriented towards cleaner, more sustainable and renewable energy. Households and individuals are also asked to follow energy adaptation and mitigation strategies. Virtuous energy policies will facilitate energy resilience targets, suggesting protection patterns for the most vulnerable socioeconomic groups.

The Topical Collection aims to receive contributions tackling energy sustainability, energy vulnerability and energy resilience aspects, as well as papers related to these subjects. Any of these three topics may be approached. These include:

- Energy sustainability;

- Energy vulnerability;

- Energy resilience;

- Climate change mitigation and adaptation;

- Energy and ecological transition;

- Energy metrics;

- Energy prices analysis;

- Energy policy and regulation.

- Further energy sustainability topics (energy justice, security, poverty, emergy, etc.).

Interdisciplinary, pluralistic and holistic research is encouraged. Research fields include economics, business, management, finance, regulation, policy and history perspectives. Contributions from hard and soft sciences, using any kind of methodological approach will be welcome. We seek to receive research papers, research notes, reviews, perspectives, technical notes and additional types of contributions.

Expressions of interest to contribute to this Topical Collection, initially consisting of 200 words abstract with the title of the paper and the full names and complete contact details of the authors should be sent to Prof. Dr. Andrea Gatto, at:, with the editorial office cc’d. The details on how to submit, will be shared with the authors. The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 15th January 2023. Full papers are due by 15th April 2023.

The keywords are: Energy; sustainability; resilience; vulnerability; sustainable development; energy policy; environmental policy; energy security; energy indicators; development economics.


  • Andrea Gatto (Chief Guest Editor)

    Prof. Andrea Gatto is Senior Assistant Professor at Wenzhou-Kean University (US-China). He is Visiting Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), the University of Greenwich. Dr. Gatto sits on several international peer-reviewed journals' editorial boards (Q1-Q2) and has got a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals – including Energy Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Ecological Economics, Ambio, Journal of Environmental Management, Socio-Economic Planning Science, Technovation, Business Strategy and the Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. etc.

  • Luigi ALDIERI (Co-Guest Editor)

    Luigi ALDIERI is Full Professor of Economics at the Department of Economic and Statistical Sciences of University of Salerno. He holds a Phd in Sciences Economiques et de gestion at the Solvay Business School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) of Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). His research interests embrace Applied Econometrics, the measurement of knowledge, geographic spillovers, environmental and energy economics and economic performance of large international firms, as well as the empirical analysis of the effects of educational level on fertility in developed countries.

  • Demetrio Panarello (Co-Guest Editor)

    Demetrio Panarello is currently a Research fellow in Economic Statistics at University of Bologna. In the past years, he carried out research at University of Udine and Université du Luxembourg. He holds a Ph.D. Europaeus in Economics, Statistics and Sustainability from Parthenope University of Naples and previously received his master’s degree in Actuarial and Financial Statistics at University of Messina. His current research focuses on several topics, such as sustainable energy, pro-environmental behaviour, and the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

  • Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada (Co-Guest Editor)

    Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada currently works as a senior research and teaching fellow at the fifth-largest German university - Ruhr-University Bochum. He holds a masters degree in Economics and PhD in International Development Studies from Ruhr-University. He has also worked on a number of consultancy assignments of the European Commission and the German Development Agency. He has published in international peer-reviewed journals, including the European Journal of Development Research, Post-Communist Economies, Mineral Economics, Review of Development Economics, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Sustainability, etc.

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