"COPENHAGEN -- U.N. climate talks are on life support as the Group of 20 nations and other countries plan an emergency meeting tonight, according to a lead Latin American negotiator. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown led the charge for the hastily arranged talks as rich and poor countries continue to remain at odds over the shape of the next international climate agreement. Leaders, absent President Obama, will meet after a dinner tonight with the queen of Denmark. The closed-door talks are sure to spark another round of fighting as the two-week U.N. negotiations reach their end point tomorrow." Darren Samuelsohn and Lisa Friedman report for Greenwire December 17, 2009.