At COP28, sticking points remain on fossil fuels and adapting to climate
Negotiators have been urged to narrow down their options so they can agree on how to save Earth from disastrous levels of warming and help vulnerable societies adapt to weather extremes as the clock runs down on United Nations climate talks.
"Now is the time to shift gears and get to consensus," COP28 President Sultan al-Jaber said in a plenary session late Saturday. The president remained determined for the talks to finish on Tuesday as planned, although previous climate summits have run well past their end dates.
There some were signs negotiators were moving forward Sunday: A new draft agreement on global adaptation goals - which will determine how poor countries will brace themselves for climate change-fueled weather extremes like drought, heat and storms - was released.
The draft text expresses concern over the gap between the money needed for adaptation and how much countries are getting, but it doesn’t say exactly how much cash countries need to adapt to climate change.