Saturday, December 12, 2015 [Post 2]

Paris, Dec 12

Update Live from COP21 - mid-afternoon plenary delayed for two hours, presumably while the "parties" negotiate. The story seems to be that EU, USA, Island Nations and others at high risk, plus Canada, Australia are united to support the text released at 1:30 today. Holdouts appear to be China, India and Saudi Arabia seeking a weaker document.

The 1:30 text includes "well under 2.0 deg C and every effort to reach 1.5 dec C" as a limit to global warming and a 5 year review. Text available at unfccc website.

Picture shows delegates and observers reading the just released text about 2 hours ago.