Emerging issues in energy, climate change and sustainability management


  • Margot Hurlbert Johnson Shoyama School Of Public Policy
  • Mac Osazuwa-Peters Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Regina




Aim: This editorial article provides a general introduction into the topic of this special issue on emerging issues in energy, climate change and sustainability management.


Design/Research methods:  This article is based on a comprehensive review of this special edition journal and a comparison of the findings in the individual articles.


Findings: Barriers to sustainability include cost, regulatory architecture and perceptions of sustainability.  Synergies of growing biomass, expanding biomass with carbon capture and sequestration to mitigate climate change have tradeoffs with food security.


Originality/value of the article:  The main value of this introductory article of the special issue is that it provides an overview of the articles identifying barriers of regulatory architecture and perceptions to sustainability and synergies and tradeoffs highlighted in the articles.