On the cusp of COP21: Innovation and renewables, figureheads of December’s negotiations

From November 30th to December 11th, France will host the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). COP21 is a yearly conference where the 195 countries that ratified the United Nations’ Framework Convention as well as various actors from several fields discuss Climate Change mitigation actions. Last year, COP20 took place in Lima, Peru. Its aftermath was not a success considering no significant step was taken by