"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.
"COPENHAGEN -- In public at least, the early days of the climate summit here have been dominated by developing nations' furor over a proposed 'Copenhagen Agreement' that leaked to environmentalists and reporters Tuesday. But many developing nations -- including China and India -- in fact had a hand in drafting the 'Danish text,' a person with deep knowledge of the negotiations said today. Developing countries including China, India, Brazil, Algeria, Ethiopia and Bangladesh had "input into the process and product" of the proposed agreement, the source said." Jim Tankersley reports for the Los Angeles Times Dec. 10, 2009.