Posted by Daniel, political advisor at the Bali International Conference Centre

So, we are still here. 9am and governments have just started to meet in plenary. There is a new text - and it is not what the science demands. It lacks clear targets, it lacks the urgency that is needed. The US (supported by Russia last night) seems to have succeeded in destroying a strong agreement, even though the rest if the world was willing to take a giant step forward in Bali. But whether even this deal (which does have some good elements, e.g. on bringing clean technologies to the developing world) will survive the next few hours, we will see. There are still several options on the table. It is unusual to discuss a non-agreed text in plenary. It's a gamble by the Indonesian organizers. Let's see whether it works ...