Everyone is talking about the city of Copenhagen, but much of the climate deal-making is happening well in advance of December's COP15. Bonn, New York, Singapore, Barcelona ... all have hosted (or are about to host) important talks that will hopefully consolidate the more than 200 pages which currently make up the rough draft of the Copenhagen Agreement down to a manageable and concise 30 pages.
In other words, there is a lot to do, and things have been made particularly difficult by the inability of the U.S. negotiators to bring to the table some hard, Senate-vetted numbers.
Now you can virtually stalk key negotiators form the U.S. and 10 other counties online via AdoptaNegotiator.org. The new site has up-to-the-minute posts on key happenings at all the talks and you can submit questions and requests to the U.S. negotiators via two trackers -- Ben Jervey and Joshua Wiese.
Here they give a report (via Current.TV) from the recently concluded Singapore talks where oil-lovin' Norway shocked everyone by announcing the boldest cuts from any developed nation, 40 percent over 1990 levels by 2020!
Created as a project of the Global Coalition for Climate Change, Adopt a Negotiator is one of the best ways I have found to stay up to date. You can also become an Adopt a Negotiator fan on Facebook and Twitter.