the media, never one to miss a party, attend in their thousands.
Who will be in Paris?
Who won't? Global leaders, presidents and prime ministers will lead delegations of diplomats and public servants. They will hash out the details of the new treaty text.
Observer groups will be allowed to monitor the talks, staying alert to anything untoward and making helpful suggestions, if asked.
In addition, lobby groups will stalk the halls trying to button-hole delegates with persuasive argument. Business people, attracted by the potential opportunities, fly in from all over. Despite their activities being curtailed by heightened terrorism concerns, protesters will find a way to make some colour and noise outside the conference hall. And the media, never one to miss a party, attend in their thousands.