Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande meet for dinner in Paris following the first day of a climate change summit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande met for dinner in Paris on Monday (November 30) after the first day of a climate change summit aimed at securing the world's most ambitious pact on global warming. World leaders launched an ambitious attempt to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the conference to mark a decisive turn in the fight against climate change. Some form of agreement - likely to be the strongest global climate pact yet - appears all but assured by mid-December. In all, 195 countries are part of the unwieldy negotiating process, with a variety of leadership styles and ideologies that has made consensus elusive in the past. Key issues, notably how to divide the global bill to pay for a shift to renewable energy, are still contentious. The last attempt to get a global deal collapsed in chaos and acrimony in Copenhagen in 2009.