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Please distribute the following Call For Chapters throughout your subscribership at the Academy of International Business:

Here are some additional details regarding this matter:

Dr M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014
Full Chapters Due: February 28, 2015


For release in the Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS) Book Series
Series Editor: Ayman Batisha (International Sustainability Institute, Cairo)
ISSN: 2330-3271

The Practices, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS) Book Series focuses on the local and global challenges, business opportunities, and societal needs surrounding international collaboration and sustainable development of technology. This series brings together academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the progress and proficiency in sustainability.

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Climate change is now widely recognized as the major environmental problem facing the globe. In large part this is due to the production of energy using fossil fuels. The ultimate question of most policy makers now is how to reduce the climate change vulnerability of socio-economic systems in the most cost-effective manner. This interdiscipliner book will engage with this main question and focus particularly on public policies that would reduce environmental polution, induce environmental innovation, and green development.


The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of Reference material for scholars, public and private sector practitioners, and university students who need to better understand the growing importance of climate change mitigation, renewable energies, clean technologies, and green development.

Target Audience

The primary intended audience is scholars, practitioners, and university students who have the need for qualified Reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication as outlined above. While having academic rigor, the book will be written in a way such that it can be understood by non-academics and non-specialists; essentially, it will also be appealing to the general public.

Recommended Topics

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Green Development
  • Enabling Policies and Incentives for Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Investments
  • Regulatory and Other Policies to Create Markets and Remove Investment Barriers
  • Innovative Financial and Other Tools for Green Development
  • Energy and the Macroeconomy
  • Renewable Energies
  • Clean Technologies
  • Policy-Induced Environmental Innovations
  • Green Buildings
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Economic, Financial and Fiscal Barriers to and Drivers of Energy Efficiency in Renovation Decisions
  • Centralized and Localized Energy Options
  • Materials Recycling/Reuse
  • Sustainable Design
  • Doing More With Less
  • The Greening of Global Value Chains
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Options
  • Weatherizing
  • Building Capacity for Assessment, Monitoring and Enforcement

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 31, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 28, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Full chapters may be submitted to this book here.

All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

Phase 1:
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014
Full Chapter Submission: February 28, 2015
Phase 2:
Review Process: February 28, 2015 – April 15, 2015
Review Results to Authors: April 30, 2015
Phase 3:
Revised Chapter Submission: May 30, 2015
Final Acceptance Notifications: June 15, 2015
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: June 30, 2015

Editorial Advisory Board members
  • Tetsunari Iida, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, Japan
  • Reiner Kümmel, Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Jose J. Sempere-Monerris, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Bryan Christiansen, PryMarke, LLC, USA
  • Refika Bakoğlu, Marmara University, Turkey
  • Salvatore Capasso, University of Naples, Italy
  • Seniye Ümit Fırat, Marmara University, Turkey
  • Laura N. Harr, Manchester University, UK
  • Ayşegül Mutlu Çolak, Marmara University, Turkey
  • Serdar Çelik, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA
  • Ayşe Uyduranoğlu Öktem, Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Federico Pablo-Martí, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Coşkun Karaca, University of Sivas, Turkey
  • Bice Della Piana, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Emine Çobanoğlu, Marmara University, Turkey
  • Etem Karakaya, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
  • Berrin Kurşuncu, Marmara University, Turkey

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