This morning I received the following email inviting me to an event at the Tianjin climate conference: "IGES AWG-KP14/AWG-LCA12 Side event on MRV in NAMAs and the CDM". The UNFCCC has been criticised for being an “exclusive priesthood” that speaks in a language completely incomprehensible to the public. I wonder why.

For the record it means: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Ad-Hoc Working Group Kyoto Protocol/ Ad-Hoc Working Group Long-term Cooperative Action Side event on Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable greenhouse gas emissions reductions in Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions and the Clean Development Mechanism.

And what does that mean? Well…