Rata Tata, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Jack Ma join Bill Gates to provide ‘patient capital’ for innovations in clean energy

Clean energy technologies deployed in residential area. Credit: Flickr/naturalflow

Bill Gates and some of the world’s other richest entrepreneurs will join with governments from both rich and emerging countries on Monday to kick off the Paris climate talks by pledging billions of dollars of investment in clean energy technologies.

The United States, France, India and 17 other countries will announce they will double the $10 billion they collectively spend on clean energy research and development in the next five years, shining a spotlight on role of technology in any climate agreement reached in Paris.

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