Sustainability, 2020, Vol. 12, No. 21 (Art. 8762), OnlineOnlyThis article describes and discusses an innovative index-based environmental protection mechanism involving both tourists and local firms of a given region. The public administration offers tourists (non-polluting firms) the possibility of being reimbursed if the environmental quality in the region turns out to be below (above) a given threshold level. Since the two kinds of reimbursements (to visitors and firms) are linked to the same ecological indicator, they will tend to compensate each other, so that the mechanism could be implemented without incurring any cost for the public administration. The article identifies potential difficulties that may arise in its application and proposes corresponding solutions to address them.
Additionality is a key requirement for the renewables based electricity to be used by electrolysers to produce renewable hydrogen. Additionality could be defined as the requirement that renewables-based electricity used [...]
China has always upheld multilateralism and has advocated the use of multilateral mechanisms to jointly address global climate change issues. This paper discusses what China does and why, and how [...]
Around 75% of European cargo transport operations in terms of ton-kilometers are performed by trucks, which, in turn, entail massive environmental and societal impacts. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, road [...]