Linh Nguyen is a research assistant for clean energy innovation at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. She was previously a climate and energy policy intern at Climate Advisers and an energy analyst at Resource Energy. She holds a master’s degree in energy policy from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in energy business from Penn State University.
The world has a long way to go in a short period of time to achieve a net-zero emissions energy system by 2050. The countries gathering next week—including the United States, China, Japan, members of the European Union, and others—must not only fulfill past promises to boost clean energy innovation by increasing their investment, but also refresh the agenda for that investment.