If there's one thing I've noticed, it's that Kiwi delegates from AYLI at COP and the ADP seem to punch well above their weight when it comes to getting involved. Yeah, we're pretty awesome.
After only one day of ADP, the co-chairs of the Bonn session decided that observers would no longer be allowed into the majority of the negotiations taking place in Spin Off Groups (SOGs). Although this stance was challenged by the developing country blocks, Japan raised an objection and twitter tag #ADP2 started going crazy.
Today, our ADP 2.11 delegate Ben Abraham was published in ECO, the Climate Action Network newsletter at the UN climate negotiations. He shared his thoughts on this Bonn session's exclusion of civil society. Read the full text of his satirical piece below - and see the original article here.
Last year's COP experience in Peru was a rollercoaster of emotions. I came away much more informed and aware of political landscape but I also came away with a sense of frustration and pessimism about the future of our planet.
If you are interested in climate change, international law, politics and policy - or just wonder how big decisions that affect all of us get made, then going to the ADP's session 2.11 in Bonn is an opportunity you'll want to take up.