COP21: negotiations reach final stage

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By Euronews  with Reuters
COP21: negotiations reach final stage

Climate negotiations are entering their final stages at the COP 21 in Paris.

Delegations at the UN-sponsored talks worked through the night into Thursday.

They are narrowing down options in a 29-page draft of a global accord to tackle climate change.

The first draft on Wednesday left major issues unresolved.


France wants a final deal by Friday night.

COP president, Laurent Fabius says there is still significant disagreement over national differentiation, finance and long-term aims.

There are complaints from rich and poor nations alike.

World leaders told to wake up

The charity Oxfam staged this protest outside.

They are urging world leaders to wake up and recognise the climate chaos that will that will result if they fail to agree a global deal.