COP21: France calls for accelerated progress

As the first week of climate negotiations in Paris drew to a close, observers said the mood remained positive. But France warned that accelerated progress is needed for a deal to be reached next week

As the first week of climate negotiations in Paris drew to a close, observers said the mood remained positive. But French foreign minister Laurent Fabius warned the pace of the negotiations will need to accelerate for a deal to be reached next week.

Climate finance and differentiating between developing and developed countries remain areas where agreement is furthest away, observers said.

National ministers will begin discussing a new draft negotiating text on Saturday. A second, slimmed down text was also published on Friday which includes compromise options drafted by the negotiators.

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