This book will bring together researchers to analyze environmental issues and sustainability. Climate change was recognized as an urgent problem by the United Nations; the Paris Agreement aims at strengthening the global response to the threat of global warming. Climate-related risks to health, security, water supply, and economic growth will be discussed. We also seek contributions on philosophical questions related to renewable energy development and climate change mitigation, such as ethics, social justice, equality, human rights, etc. When confronting environmental problems, questions of fairness, equity, and justice are of great importance.
China remains one of the leaders in global renewable energy generation; and various countries, such as the U.S., the UK, India, Spain, and Turkey compete in the Renewable Energy Sector (RES) to attract investments. More European countries considerably invest in clean energy. In 2017 alone, global investments in renewables exceeded $200 billion. Sustainable energy is one of the world’s fast-growing industries and expected to be the major economic engine of the coming decades. This edited volume will offer an insight into prospects of renewables and examines the status quo of renewable energy industry in a global context.