The UN climate summit in Egypt has been extended by an extra day as talks remain gridlocked over compensation for poorer countries – many of them African – being ravaged by the changing climate.
The Egyptian president of the COP27 summit, Sameh Shoukry, said he was concerned at the number of outstanding issues to be resolved.
A proposal by the European Union (EU) for a special fund for the most vulnerable nations is being considered.
The EU climate commissioner Frans Timmermans described the offer as “far-reaching”.
More than a 130 developing countries have demanded help from richer nations to deal with floods, drought and other climate-related events.