Scientific advice is fundamental for supporting the policy and regulatory choices concerning sustainable energy and environmental protection. However, the dialogue between scientists and policy-makers is partly affected by socio-political considerations about the role of science in society. Under the research framework of the four year IRSES Program, “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: Towards an Integrated Approach on the National and International Stage” (EPSEI), which is funded by the European Commission, this Special Issue comprises of selected papers concerning the functions of science in China and the Russian Federation. In addition, we encourage authors to submit both review and original research articles that include analysis on the scientific support for energy sustainability in several world areas.
Prof. Dr. Paolo Davide Farah
Edoardo, Bucchignani, Mercogliano Paola, Montesarchio Myriam, and Zollo Alessandra Lucia. Numerical Simulation ofthe Period 1971–2100 over the Mediterranean Area with a Regional Model,Scenario SRES-A1B. Sustainability 9, no. 12 (December 2017): 2192.https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122192.
Heurtebise, J. Sustainability and Ecological Civilization in the Age of Anthropocene: An Epistemological Analysis of the Psychosocial and “Culturalist” Interpretations of Global Environmental Risks. Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1331; doi:10.3390/su9081331.
Coggiola, N. The Rough Path to the Compensation of Asbestos Damages in China. Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1431; doi:10.3390/su9081431.
Brombal D. Accuracy of Environmental Monitoring in China: Exploring the Influence of Institutional, Political and Ideological Factors. Sustainability 2017, 9(3), 324; doi:10.3390/su9030324
Ye Li, Lei Bao, Wenxiang Li, Haopeng Deng. Inventory and Policy Reduction Potential of Greenhouse Gas and Pollutant Emissions of Road Transportation Industry in China. Sustainability 2016, 8(12), 1218; doi:10.3390/su8121218
Fernando Dias Simões. Consumer Behavior and Sustainable Development in China: The Role of Behavioral Sciences in Environmental Policymaking. Sustainability 2016, 8(9), 897; doi:10.3390/su8090897
Yu Chen. Conceptual Framework for the Development of an Indicator System for the Assessment of Regional Land Subsidence Disaster Vulnerability. Sustainability 2016, 8(8), 757; doi:10.3390/su8080757
Daniela Szymańska, Aleksandra Lewandowska. Biogas Power Plants in Poland—Structure, Capacity, and Spatial Distribution. Sustainability 2015, 7(12), 16801-16819; doi:10.3390/su71215846