UN Climate Negotiations and the Race to the Top (of the Clean Energy Heap)

Matt Hourihan November 19, 2010
November 19, 2010

The ongoing failure of UN climate negotiations – which resume in Cancun later this month – is often characterized as consigning the world to a “race to the bottom” on emissions. It’s a popular characterization of a complex, messy process. Before this rhetoric starts again, however, we wanted to take a minute to remind folks about the other race, for the development of clean technology. This race is in fact a “race to the top,” and fortunately, it's happening whether climate negotiations are successful or not...