The ground for this mornings discussions was already prepared by informal talks last nights. Notably Ecuador took the lead, also making sure to include a strong protection for indigenous people potentially affected by REDD+. They soon built a coalition with Bolivia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Germany, South Korea, the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu and other countries.
Today morning it became clear that they were successful in convincing all the parties and succeeded in the first big breakthrough for this working chair. All points in the area of REDD+ were passed and the discussion now moves on to Aviation and Shipping.