Delegates have gathered at Tainjin in China, for the latest round of talks in the run up to November's UN COP16 talks which will be held in Cancun, Mexico http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11448632 see here http://unfccc.int/2860.php or a live webcast from the floor here
The talks are meant to last until Saturday.
The meeting in Tianjin in China is to negotiate a draft treaty to be debated at Cancun, next month.
With the shadow of the failure at Copenhagen looming over them, one hopes that our politicans will be able to step up and get real, however I am not confident and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has already warned
"Let me be clear - there is no magic bullet, no one climate agreement that will solve everything right now,"
So what can we expect? more competing national interests and next month a mediocre deal, which even if it is binding, will not go far enough or actually be enforced?
I hope not but my cynical self wonders.