Confusion, finger-pointing, opposing views at Egypt’s COP27

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The day before U.N. climate talks were to end, negotiators from around the world appeared to be far apart on any deal to combat climate change. Many proposals have been made, ranging from a resolution to phase out all fossil fuels to calls that rich nations compensate developing countries that are most impacted by climate change. By late Thursday, however, no deal appeared to be within reach. Many negotiators were confused by a draft proposal released by Egypt. Developing nations also complained that countries like the United States were blocking efforts on compensation, called “loss and damage” in climate negotiations. The summit is scheduled to end Friday night, though climate talks often go over.