Dr. Olha Lukash
Sumy State University, Ukraine
CV: Olha Lukash is an Associate professor at the Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, Sumy State University (Sumy, Ukraine). She received her PhD in Economics (Economics of nature using and environmental protection) from Sumy State University. Before starting her academic career, she worked as a statistical and finance clerk and analyst at the State Administration of Sumy Region. Her research is focused on environmental economics, global sustainability, transboundary pollution, climate change and cross-border cooperation. She has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications, textbook chapters, and study guides in these fields. Full CV is available on the link: https://tinyurl.com/y7maxek8
Presentation title: Clean-energy transformations and the effects on the sustainability of regional economies and social-ecological systems
Abstract: Economics of decarbonisation is one of the priorities on the way to global sustainable development. The essential tools for meeting the challenges of the EU Green Deal are the cross-sectoral development of energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy. Today, it is an indisputable fact that society can achieve sustainable growth only by balancing ecological effectiveness, economic efficiency, and social well-being. In turn, clean-energy transformation processes affect businesses, households, and ecosystems. Due to this, active action should first start from a deep understanding and a high-level assessment of fundamental changes in sociodemographic, geographical, psychological, cultural, political, and economic patterns that embrace low carbon, clean-energy transformations. It is necessary to realise the actual effects of such changes on the sustainability of regional economies, ecological systems, and society's welfare. Based on an estimation of such effects, the strategy for further energy development should be developed to achieve sustainable social, environmental and economic development.