Special Issue “Economic Transformations, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Development” 

Dear Colleagues, 

Humanity is entering a phase of transitioning to new socio-economic formations that are now taking place within Industries 4.0 and 5.0. Recent trends in human capital development, such as intellectualization, increased communication, internationalization, acquisition of skills, customization, and communication with consumers, align with Industries 4.0 and 5.0. The socio-economic transformations caused by disruptive technologies, such as blockchain, big data analytics, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, augmented reality, advanced virtual reality, artificial intelligence, algorithmic techniques, simulations and gamification, space colonization, renewable energy, high-speed travel, medical innovations, and 3D printing, could have positive and negative effects on sustainable development. Positive impacts include the dematerialization of industrial metabolism and less ecological impact on nature. The negative consequences of disruptive technologies are difficult to predict, but may include information vulnerability; increasing information dependence; the risk of creative potential reduction; the increasing cost of waste in the green economy; loss of jobs; a decrease in privacy; hacking, the loss of human control over cyber systems, etc. 

This Special Issue aims to cover the advancements in state-of-the-art green economic transformations, as well as sustainable concepts, such as, but not limited to: 

  • The innovative development of national economies, accounting for sustainability challenges; 
  • The sustainable development under the conditions of Industries 4.0 and 5.0; 
  • Green transportation and green industries; 
  • A sustainable technological basis and new materials; 
  • Resource and technological challenges under the conditions of Industries 3.0 and 4.0; 
  • Green energy development and related economic transformations; 
  • Disruptive technologies and sustainable agricultural production; 
  • Sustainable development strategies; 
  • Renewable energy for sustainable development; 
  • Decision-making and decision support systems; 
  • Synergetic effects and environmental conflicts caused by economic transformations; 
  • The self-organization of economic and natural systems for sustainability. 

We look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Oleksandr KubatkoDr. Hynek RoubíkDr. Rui LiGuest Editors 

All the information can be found here.

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