COPENHAGEN, December 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, 17 December, COP15 negotiations are going to be drawing to a close in Copenhagen. BBC World News and The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) have invited some of the world's leading voices and decision makers to debate one of the most important issues facing mankind. The Greatest Debate on Earth will be broadcast to a worldwide audience.

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The Greatest Debate onEarth is the Climate Summit's window to the world. The debate will be recorded at Koncerthuset, Copenhagen's new concert center, where BBC World's HARDtalk host Stephen Sackur, along with the participants, will seek to answer the question 'How much has Copenhagen achieved in the battle against climate change?

Top decision makers from all continents will be in the panel discussion in The Greatest Debate on Earth. Information on names can be obtained in the run up to the debate on

Danish Broadcasting Corporation Director General Kenneth Plummer is thrilled by the collaboration with BBC World News:

'The Greatest Debate on Earth' is important because it offers a unique possibility for framing an open worldwide debate about the climate. And - honouring the best traditions of the BBC and DR for free and independent journalism - we will ask concrete questions and demand that the world's top decision makers makeclear what they think of the solutions for the climate that have been arrived at during COP15.

The Greatest Debate on Earth will take place in the world famous architect Jean Nouvel's newly built concert center in Copenhagen, Koncerthuset, hosting an international audience consisting of more than 1200 international students and people from NGOs and businesses.The debate will be recorded, edited and then broadcast on DR and other major nationalTV channels, as well as running on BBC World News.

The Greatest Debate on Earth will be broadcast worldwide in a unique partnership between the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and BBC World News. Copenhagen Capacity and Wonderful Copenhagen have helped setting up the media partnership, which is also supported by the Marketing Denmark Foundation.

Notes to Editor: *BBC World News transmission times: The World Debate, Thursday 17 December at 2030 GMT Repeats: Saturday 19 December at GMT0710, 1510,2010 Sunday at GMT 0110, 0710,1510,2010 *Danish Broadcast Corporation transmission: DR1, 17 December, 2125

For further information, please contact:

The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), Press Officer, Le Lyby, +45-2854-3087, . BBC World News, Press Officer, Michaela O'Farrell, +44(0)20-8433-2672, . Wonderful Copenhagen, Business Development Manager, Peter Romer Hansen, +45-6161-3224, . Copenhagen Capacity, Kim Bek, +45-61-22-34-16,

SOURCE: Wonderful Copenhagen

CONTACT: For further information, please contact: The Danish BroadcastingCorporation (DR), Press Officer, Le Lyby, +45-2854-3087, . BBCWorld News, Press Officer, Michaela OFarrell,+44(0)20-8433-2672, . Wonderful Copenhagen,BusinessDevelopment Manager, Peter Romer Hansen, +45-6161-3224, .CopenhagenCapacity, Kim Bek, +45-61-22-34-16,