"Climate Talks To Go Closed Doors, or Over Dinner"
"COPENHAGEN -- If a climate deal is to be done, it is more likely to be thrashed out over coffee in the corridor, a glass of wine at dinner or a stroll along Copenhagen's cobbled downtown streets than in the vast conference hall. Personal chemistry and friendships among opposing delegates are critical in complex negotiations, and could be particularly crucial this weekend when ministers from key countries try to break through the deadlocks in talks on a global accord to control greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. The ministers were coming earlier than planned to prepare the ground for a summit of 110 leaders at the end of the week." Arthur Max reports for the Associated Press Dec. 12, 2009.