Daily Archives: December 13, 2009

Ed Crooks

At a dinner over the weekend for assorted officials and hangers-on at the talks, two delegates leapt from their chairs, talking urgently into their phones.

What was the issue? Had there been a breakthrough in the negotiations at last? No, it turned out: they were discussing the issue of who will be allowed into the conference venue for the second week of the talks.

As ministers arrive in Copenhagen, to be followed by the leaders at the end of the week, the Bella Centre that holds the meetings will be full to capacity, so all those not essential to the talks, such as businesses and campaign groups, will have their access limited. Read more