Looking Inside an Informal Informal Negotiation: Protecting Vulnerable Groups in COP Decisions

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The time is 10:00 am. The crowd of negotiators briskly walk into the meeting room while the observers patiently wait outside the hall, hoping for a place to sit in the negotiation. It is the third informal informal meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB). On the table is drafting the decision to the COP about…
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Understanding the Complex Organized Chaos of UNFCCC Negotiations

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A fractal is a never-ending mathematical pattern that is self-similar across different scales. Every time you look closer, you see another layer.   The UNFCCC negotiations have a similar pattern. Every time you look closer, you see another layer. The news reports coming out of Paris are using a confusing array of terms: ADP contact…
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