Båda argumenten inkluderar en problematisk sammanblandning mellan respekten för allas lika rätt att ha åsikter och idén om att alla åsikter ska respekteras.

The disagreements may be too big to be dealt with through one deal or instrument. If so, then we must break the problem down. It does not make sense, however, to reframe the problem to make the negotiations easier, if that means that the underlying problem is
not addressed. And it does not make sense to talk about long-term sustainable development issues as though they could be solved by
reducing emissions in the the short term.

Compression

"This portrayal compresses information so that the relationship between
the two most relevant dimensions of climate  change — anthropogenic inputs and climate system outputs — are displayed.”

http://www.scientificamerican.com/sciam/assets/File/ClimateChangeCountdown.pdf

I thought this a lovely idea.

The authors proposed to the Plenary that references to the figures in the Technical Summary and main report should be included in the SPM, at the point where the figures themselves were deleted. Saudi Arabia objected, and indeed wanted to delete all references to any part of the main report that mentioned income groups. In response, the Netherlands proposed that, if the reference to the figures were deleted, a footnote should be added to say: ‘The Netherlands objects to the deletion of references to the following figures’, followed by a list of the figures.(Footnotes noting objections from individual countries are permitted.) I thought this a lovely idea, but it got nowhere.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2014/05/08/john-broome/at-the-ipcc/

I thought this a lovely idea, but it got nowhere.

"The Government of Canada in a recent study indicated that 1:100 year standard is no longer appropriate. Calgary needs protection to a much higher level. Recent discussions with Provincial officials have been focused on mitigation at a significantly higher standard."

http://blog.calgarymayor.ca/2014/09/statement-from-mayor-nenshi-regarding.html

Cadres of expensive professionals—lawyers, accountants, computer gurus, help-line responders—drain vast sums of money from the economy to clarify poorly drafted text.

Interesting and surprising: “Use of consumption-based rather than territorial emissions leads to only a small change in shares and mitigation rates for regions and countries (Supplementary Fig. 10), because the favourable effects of consumption-based accounting for manufacturing-export countries are offset by the effects of their typically high persistence in emissions growth.”
(Sizable diff for Europe, tho.)
http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v4/n10/full/nclimate2384.html

Interesting and surprising: “Use of consumption-based rather than territorial emissions leads to only a small change in shares and mitigation rates for regions and countries (Supplementary Fig. 10), because the favourable effects of consumption-based accounting for manufacturing-export countries are offset by the effects of their typically high persistence in emissions growth.”

(Sizable diff for Europe, tho.)

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v4/n10/full/nclimate2384.html

a shift from an emissions-based to blended sharing principle leads to large benefits for developing regions at the cost of a much smaller increase in the demands on developed regions, as quantified by fractional changes in the required mitigation rates m.