Thomas Fiutak, Suzanna Anstine Norbeck from MBB

Mediators Behind Borders (MBB) is an NGO of voluntary highly trained mediators who have the skills to enter as a neutral between disputes and facilitate non-violent communication.  Since 2009 MBB has been observing COPs and focussing on how to bring their skills into the UNFCCC arena. Suzanna explains their goal is to get mediation included in the dispute resolution procedures. Thomas gives an insight into the slow and lengthy process by which MBB have been working to achieve this goal. They have finally had a legally appropriate language document approved and reviewed by the Secretariat. They hope that in future COPs they will be able to achieve their aim.