A couple more long nights

Though the COP was planned to end this evening, negotiations are still ongoing in order to finalize an agreement. This is not unusual for COPs, which often extend into the weekend following the planned conclusion. This time is allowing for high level negotiation to work out major sticking points, including loss and damage, ambition, differentiated responsibility, and finance.
COP President Fabius is expected to convene Paris Committee (Comité de Paris) on Saturday morning to present a final draft, following intensive consultations with the Parties during the last two days. As one of the knowledgeable people we talked to said, there will be an agreement, its ambitiousness will be open to debate, but it will pave the way for further action on climate change. Fingers crossed. Au revoir, for now.