Meeting opens over 30 minutes late due to heightened security. Brazil and India delegates upset about security, and both had difficulty getting into the plenary. After several delegate statements, including a renewed call for action from Tuvalu, COP15 President Connie Hedegaard resigns. Danish Prime Minister (PM) Lars Løkke Rasmussen is now also the COP15 President, and Hedegaard will be his special assistant regarding informal consultations.
Now waiting for high-level segment including statements from Heads of State…More to come!
For a flavor of the current discussion:
Rasmussen: “The whole world is seeking a solution to climate change, and not just procedure, procedure, procedure.”
China: “Not just procedure, but substance…not here to obstruct the process.”
As you can see, it is getting tense here.