Advances in Civil Engineering

Towards Carbon Neutrality in Civil Engineering

Publishing date
01 Mar 2023
Submission deadline
14 Oct 2022

Lead Editor

1University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2Henan University, Henan, China

Towards Carbon Neutrality in Civil Engineering


Energy usage in the buildings and transportation sectors is responsible for 33.4% of global carbon emissions. The carbon emissions of human activities strengthen the greenhouse effect and are the main cause of global climate change which is a major threat to human society. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has proposed a long-term temperature target (1.5°C) to mitigate global climate change.

However, to meet the target, "deep emissions reductions" would be required, including rapid decarbonization in all sectors. Carbon neutrality refers to a state of net-zero anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, measured in terms of their carbon dioxide equivalence., which requires the joint actions of all human society without delay. The COP26 climate summit has seen many countries and regions, including major economies such as China, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada, put forward carbon neutrality targets.

This Special Issue aims to shed light on pathways towards carbon neutrality in the civil engineering discipline and encourages scientific research to help develop new ways of working, new materials, measuring, and monitoring in eradicating the carbon emissions. We welcome both original research and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Carbon-neutral construction materials
  • Net-zero carbon buildings and construction
  • Zero carbon transportation systems
  • Carbon-neutral urban water systems
  • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage in civil engineering
  • Climate governance, greenhouse gas reduction, and policies in civil engineering
  • Green growth strategies for civil engineering
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