African delegations for the Climate Conference have met to discuss key issues they would like to see addressed in Paris. Finance and energy were among the topics raised.
Russia wants recognition for its huge forests and will ensure any climate deal doesn't harm its economic interests.
After being quietly ignored at Copenhagen 2009, these talks are a big challenge for the EU.
New Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau brings a very different face to climate talks in Paris. Will it project its oil extraction tradition or show global leadership on emissions cuts?
Behind the US pledge to cut carbon in Paris climate talks lies a bigger effort to build a durable system to verify all countries' emission cuts.