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COP27 gets chaotic with mysterious draft text, elusive president

By John Ainger, Jennifer A Dlouhy, Salma El Wardany and Laura Millan Lombrana

17 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Delegates at COP27 have yet to see a set of commitments on climate change to close the summit - let alone agree to it. Bloomberg describes how some of them are demanding a sense of urgency.

Diplomats from rich and poor countries, observers from nonprofits and activists meeting in Egypt for the UN-sponsored climate talks are finding themselves in the unusual position of agreeing on something: This is chaos.

There is collective exasperation among attendees at the COP27 summit over the status of talks essential to advance humanity's fight against climate change as the summit nears the end.

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