Daily Maverick 9 December 2011.

While negotiators at the ICC in Durban on Wednesday were cagey about progress in high level negotiations, the halls continued bustling with activity. As well as the negotiators, tormenting Durban’s roads with blue lights and break-neck speeds, the untold story of COP17 lies in the thousands who are not negotiating the UNFCCC draft proposals. Among the halls of the ICC, the Durban Exhibition Centre and South Africa’s Climate Change Response Expo, members of the private sector, civil society, academics and international organisations have gathered to share experiences and launch a staggering number of new programmes.  ..