What's happening now is exactly why it's so critical for civil society groups representing environmental interests, human rights, faith leaders, women and gender issues, and youth constituencies to be inside the negotiations so that they can hold the negotiators and world leaders accountable. The policy points are complex and things move fast, but it is essential that the public continues to play a watchdog role or we won't have a fair and equitable agreement.
Postscript: Yes, I missed a day of bringing you the juicy details of the Paris climate talks. Unfortunately, I was taken down by a cold and I missed the fun, too. Thanks for reading and I'll be back on Monday with all the news from week two of the climate talks.