Climate Crash Course for Copenhagen: The Six Simple Reasons Why We Need Global Technology Collaboration

December 21, 2009

Lew Milford, Jessica Morey | Clean Energy Group

This brief 8-page document addresses the “why” of international technology collaboration — the basic reasons why global technology policies – for product development — beyond cap and trade are needed for stabilization. The paper reviews the major reasons why the world needs coordinated and collaborative climate technology innovation and product development – in addition to emissions cap and trading. To simplify core principles, this paper explains why technology innovation is needed and why countries should pursue complementary technology innovation policies on a coordinated, global basis. The paper supports the arguments with experts’ quotations and then provides a comprehensive list of citations and key reports for further reading on each point in the Appendix.