COP26 negotiations face rough going

The final scheduled day of the COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, saw negotiators struggle for consensus on issues such as financial support for developing nations.

On Friday, they discussed the second draft of a text proposed by the COP26 president. It reaffirms the need to accelerate actions over the next decade aimed at limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

It also calls on countries to review and strengthen their emissions reduction targets for 2030 by the end of 2022.

Developed countries have promised to provide 100 billion dollars of climate action funding annually to developing nations. The draft calls on them to fully deliver urgently through to 2025.

The document also mentions "accelerating the phase-out of unabated coal power."

A representative of the European Union expressed support for a deal while saying that developed nations have not done enough in terms of finance.

A Guinean delegate said developing countries cannot move forward without funding to address losses and damage resulting from climate change.

Some countries are opposed to rules on greenhouse gas emissions trading.

Discussions are expected to continue.