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Copenhagen marks historic gathering

Where does this week's leaders summit in Copenhagen rank in the history of global gatherings?

High up. Very high up.

With 119 heads of government confirmed as attending the talks either Thursday or Friday, or both, the meeting ranks as the largest meeting of world leaders outside of a U.N. gathering New York City.

Collectively, the countries participating in negotiations represent 89 percent of the world's gross domestic product, 82 percent of the global population and 86 percent of current greenhouse gas emissions.

And here's a list (pdf) so you can see exactly who will be here.


Juliet Eilperin

 |  December 16, 2009; 10:43 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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