A detailed recent summary of the climate change talks is available from Earth Negotiations Bulletin Vol. 12 no. 472.
Drawing from the sustainable livelihoods approach, new institutionalism and Sen’s capability approach, the conceptual framework for e-Resilience and e-Adaptation proposed by Ospina and Heeks (2010) explores the role of vulnerability determinants (assets, institutions and structures), capabilities and functionings in the realisation of adaptation processes in developing contexts.
At http://www.earth-negotiations.info/value-proposition some "outsider's" observations are given, as well as many other relevant links.
The negotiating process under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA) is covering a broad area, with the status of the negotiation texts of October 2009 included in a wiki at http://www.earth-negotiations.info/draft-text
Those texts could be updated to the current version in the negotations. There is a volunteer vacancy for doing this job.
Moving to the systematized content commons.
Here some of the potential roles that systematized content commons could play in supporting the climate change talks:
- the institutional arrangements that are being negotiated, could be explained with respect to status quo pages in the actor atlas. The institutional arrangements that were on the negotiation table in October 2009 are described here: http://www.earth-negotiations.info/institution-overview (with some comments given):
- what additions of actors are necessary in http://www.actor-atlas.info/map:united-nations and in http://www.actor-atlas.info/map:global-actors ?
- what actors must be added in the country actor maps (http://www.actor-atlas.info/national-actors-maps)?
- Likewise, the international and national initiatives, such as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA), could be included in the initiative books http://www.actor-atlas.info/mr-item3, where attention can also be given to synergies with other initiatives.
- with more to follow
Ospina, A.V. and Heeks, R. (2010) Linking ICTs and Climate Change Adaptation: A Conceptual Framework for e-Resilience and e-Adaptation, Centre for Development Informatics, Univ. of Manchester, UK. url: http://www.niccd.org/ConceptualPaper.pdf