The politically savvy blogger Steven Clemons makes this fascinating point:
Gore’s win seals the deal that he owns the global climate change franchise. Everyone big in this game — from firms, to NGOs, to governments — will need the Al Gore seal of approval on whether some initiatives are good or bad. That’s going to be interesting. Al Gore is going to be an NGO of his very own, and he’s probably going to have to get a sticker machine so that stuff he likes can bear his seal of approval.
The rest of the article has some fascinating behind-the-scenes from the Clinton Global Initiative that I had wondered about when I was there — why did Gore get onto a plenary panel when he wasn’t on the agenda?