EM LiveBlog: New Climate Text Is Lean, Clean, And REDD Ready

Dec 9, 2015
Steve Zwick

9 December 2015 | PARIS | The latest draft of the Paris Patchwork Climate Accord is out, and it’s incredibly lean and clean, according to John O. Niles of Tropical Forest Group, whose ParisAgreement.org site has been tracking progress based on the amount of conditional – or “bracketed” – text and the number of options. by his count, the number of open brackets is down to 366, from 1,609, and there are just 47 options:

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