The Climate Agreement reached in Paris is profoundly historic.
Among other things, it is a huge victory simply because the world’s nations have reached an agreement about something as important as the climate.
The meeting used non-traditional (at least for the Western World) means of negotiation – indabas. Indabas have been used in Xhosa and Zulu communities and were use when the negotiations got stuck. The method is simple: each person names his/her red line – i.e the point beyond which they cannot go – but also offers potential solutions. It’s a means of reaching consensus that is both time efficient and effective.