The UN’s 18th annual climate change summit is entering its last day — and arguably there’s not a great deal to show for all 18 of them. Little has been achieved at the summit in Doha, Qatar. In the final hours, sleep-deprived delegates will try to make progress on extending the Kyoto Protocol and on drafting a new, more inclusive and ambitious global greenhouse pact (to take effect from 2020).
So far, deep divides over money (rich countries are supposed to pay poor ones to deal with climate change) and who should cut emissions have not been bridged. There have been a few signs of mild progress; the US has been a little more open to action, and some rich countries have put money on the table for climate finance.