Climate special report: state of play for Copenhagen

There is no guarantee of success in Copenhagen, the EU's chief climate negotiator Artur Runge-Metzger told journalists in Brussels on Monday in a downbeat assessment of the chances of an ambitious global climate deal in December.

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and EU member state officials said last week that Copenhagen would produce, at best, a political agreement on climate change, not a legally-binding treaty.

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