Comments on: “Transparency” too controversial at U.N. climate talks Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: hedagi Thu, 15 Apr 2010 20:35:41 +0000 My short experience with the climate change negotiating process showed that countries resorting to the use (and abuse) of ‘principles’ for sustaining negotiating positions do not really want to negotiate anything. Many times principled grandstanding is a screen to cover an inability to define clearly what to negotiate.