PARIS – The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference outside Paris. All times local:
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says high-stakes climate talks he is co-hosting outside Paris will not end Friday as planned but will last at least until Saturday.
Diplomats and other top officials from more than 190 countries are trying to agree on the text of what would be an unprecedented deal for all countries to reduce man-made carbon emissions and cooperate to adapt to rising seas and increasingly extreme weather caused by human activity.
The two-week talks were scheduled to wrap up Friday. Fabius said on BFM television Friday morning, "I will not present the text Friday evening, as I had thought, but Saturday morning."
"There is still work to do," he said. "Things are going in the right direction."
Negotiators from China, the U.S. and other nations haggled into the early morning Friday over how to share the burden of fighting climate change and paying for a trillion-dollar transition to clean energy on a global scale.