So much for the transparency of the negotiations and the participation of civil society. The Bella Center, where COP15 has been taking place, is being shut down to NGOs in limited numbers. The center itself holds 15,000. Through a 3rd party I heard that on Wed. the # of NGO participants was being restricted to 7,000, then 1,000 on Thur. and finally only 90 on Fri. 90 out of around 20,000 registered. That’s .0045%. A strong voice that is not. On top of that, a secondary badge system has already been instituted and the odds of getting in tomorrow are slim as well (our group of 9 received 4 badges – not bad really).