Delegates are just like you and me

One of the little things that’s surprised me about the negotiations is the use of technology – you might imagine that we have fancy resources. But that is not the case, at least for the G77+China (the group of “developing” countries). We use googlegroups to coordinate efforts, and gmail and hotmail email addresses are standard. It’s incredibly hard to find power outlets here at the conference center, which definitely poses a challenge to those of us without iPads or extra batteries. Many people (from all countries) still work with pen and paper.