COP27 summit extended by a day

Online Desk |  2 weeks ago | international

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.