And so big were its whipping, curving gusts that yesterday it toppled both the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) head and the Danish PM’s office right out of their beds. With much talk of rotten goings on in the state of Denmark, The Guardian revealed it had in its hands a leaked text.
Now for those unfamiliar with the workings of these serial UN climate meetings known as COPs or Conference of Parties (we’re on COP15 now – where have you been?), there is a legal process being followed which negotiates an official text that all countries hammer out to the last comma and bracket.
What was interesting about this leaked text, was that it was separate to the official text and was therefore tantamount to a kick in the teeth for the UN process. Continue reading