Strengthening Clean Energy Technology Cooperation under the UNFCCC
"Accelerating the transition to clean energy technologies is critical for addressing international climate stabilization goals and creating a foundation for sustained economic growth. Since the Copenhagen Accord has not led to a global target for greenhouse gas emissions and, as such, gives little guidance to the private sector to deploy clean energy technology, bottom-up, national, and technology-specific policies are gaining importance. Relying on such mechanisms rather than on a global carbon market calls for insights into their effectiveness, applicability, and expected impacts. This study discusses policies directed toward three areas relevant to the development of clean energy technology: the creation of enabling environments, furthering research and development, and the provision of financing."