With the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference fast approaching, delegations are being announced, the private sector is staking out its position and talks have taken place in Bonn to set up the final negotiations in Paris.

The video above from Grist, a humor, environmental and news website, lays out the basics of the Paris climate negotiations and compares it to an expensive high-stakes dinner party that may end in disaster when it comes to splitting the bill. It also increasingly looks like India, where 300 million people still can't access electricity, will play a critical role.