The High Level Segment of COP17 began today as political leaders continue to try to reach consensus on the draft proposals the officials and negotiators drew up last week. President Jacob Zuma and the UN’s secretary general Ban Ki-moon presided over yet another opening ceremony this afternoon.
COP17 discussions continued today as parties tried to come to an agreement on a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol, the only international, legally binding commitment for countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Activists & media present "Fossil of the day" at COP17
If you are looking for policy’s wonks view of COP17 so far apply elsewhere. The state of the negotiations, the scope of REDD, or REDD+, or REDD++ or construction of a Greenfund are not what you are going to find here.