Posted by Daniel, political advisor at the Bali International Conference Centre
New text again (in the Kyoto Protocol part of the negotiations here). And now the crucial targets are back in. But only as an option. Option two of paragraph two. This text will likely be something that ministers will wrangle about here. It will be the test for how many of them are serious. Canada and Japan have opposed moves by the EU and the China on behalf of developing countries to reintroduce these targets outright. Russia seems to also have been problematic - and Australia still does not seem to be actively supporting what science tells us we need. So as ministers arrive in Bali, stopping dangerous climate change is still an option - option 2!