05 Dec A major step forward with the new version of the draft agreement
“We have a new universally accepted basis for negotiations. Now we need to write the next”, declared French negotiator Laurence Taubiana before the delegations gathered in the “La Seine” plenary room.
The ADP group met for the last time in plenary format, soon after publishing the new version of the draft agreement. This text, adopted following a week of wrangling between negotiators from around the world, is 48 pages long and has a great number of options that the ministers will need to decide from Monday onwards, to achieve the adoption of a universal pact by next Friday.
“The work is not complete, and major political issues need to be decided on. We will need all our energy, intelligence, capacity for compromise, and ability to think long-term if we are to achieve our result”, added Tubiana.
The COP21 President will announce the chosen working method during a plenary session at 18:00.