Editor's note: The following article was written by Federico Caprotti, an assistant professor at University College London. His research examines the processes that influence investor decisions in the cleantech market, and he has a particular focus on renewable energy technologies. Caprotti currently is working on a comparative analysis of the emergence of the so-called "cleantech" sector in the U.S., China and the U.K. He is a member of the Global Observatory on Climate Change.What is climate policy? You would be forgiven if you thought it is about inconclusive negotiations on the one hand, and activism by badly dressed youngsters on the other. Looking at the frenzy surrounding the latest round of climate talks, which will culminate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December, it's easy to conclude that these gatherings are more about celebrity politics and red-carpet events than they are about building real mechanisms to integrate effective climate policies and economic growth.
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