P.S. UN text negotiations all use track changes!?

I forgot to mention that all of the negotiations are done using track changes and electronic comments. The negotiations take place in a long hall that has approximately 15 rows of long tables with individual microphones for hundreds of people and a large speaker system. Members of the UNFCCC secretariat sit at a raised desk at the front of the room in front of a large screen onto which the agreement text is projected. As delegates suggest changes to the text one of the representatives at the front literally adds comment bubbles and writes in track changes in different colors for the rest of the delegates to consider. It makes you wonder how negotiations worked before the advent of the track changes tool, but undoubtedly the discussions went even more slowly. Thank you technology!


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