US driving climate process – but where?
Judging by the three-day meeting here, at least one UN climate convention tradition is alive and
well: a total incapacity for punctuality.
The agenda for the final session on Sunday afternoon looked simple enough: decide how many meetings to have through the year and roughly when; tell the chair what inputs she should use in drawing up her draft text; recall this agreement and recognise that document – and that’s about it, really.
We should have known better. The session didn’t begin within four hours of its scheduled 3pm start time, as wrangles continued behind the scenes.