Overlooked in the coverage and discussion of Copenhagen are the remarks of Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger who in his speech at the summit emphasized that the real future of policy innovation and action rests at the local level. Watch in the clip above as Schwarzenegger calls for a follow-up summit of cities, states, provinces, and regional/municipal governments on climate change, volunteering the state of California as the host.

Of course, if cities and regions are going to be the engines for change and innovation on climate policy, they need the communication infrastructure to fuel these actions, a challenge I've focused on at this blog.