From the negotiator himself: At midnight, I signed for Nepal
I first attended UNFCCC conference at Barcelona on November 2009; it was an honor to be accredited as a government delegate from that time. Later that year was climate conference (mela) in Copenhagen!
At COP 15, I was responsible to follow and update on Technology transfer issue. Many times, I had heard that meeting lasted till late at night, negotiators would get no time even to sleep …. And such rumors, which through this article today, I announce them as valid rumors!
So I had decided to stay late light and observe what will the negotiators do till late night. Many of them have assistance to serve food and drinks, few of them have substitution for rest, I did not step down my courage and I was still alive and breathing at 3 am in the morning. Most of the time I was accompanying Bangladesh fellow, usually we do this, because most of our issues are related with them.
One night maybe it was around 2 am, and the discussion was on drafting text on Technology Transfer. An old negotiator from Bangladesh came to me and asked me to sign a draft text with hand-written comment that we are submitting on behalf of Nepal and Bangladesh. It was really difficult for me to decide, How can I sign a document on behalf of my country? The next day, everything we submitted was there in the chair’s text which was very helpful for LDCs to precede the discussion.
Still, made me thinking, I signed for my country.
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