Delegates gather for a meeting with the COP27 presidency that was closed to press at the U.N. Climate Summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Photo: AP
``There is a gap between what was understood by some countries, and what was understood by some other countries,'' said Agnes Pannier-Runacher. ``What is reflected in the agreement does not correspond to the common understanding of the document.''
On Saturday afternoon nations were poised for an agreement on a loss and damage fund. It is yet to be ratified.
Pannier-Runacher said countries had agreed to a fund ``particularly dedicated to vulnerable countries'' but that wasn't reflected in the current text.
Norway's climate and environment minister said people are ``frustrated'' by the lack of progress.
Espen Barth Eide said ``there were some good spirits'' earlier Saturday following a breakthrough on funding for vulnerable countries suffering from the impacts of climate change, known as loss and damage.
But progress stalled on mitigation, or a deal of slashing fossil fuels.
``Some of us are trying to say that we actually have to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees and that requires some action,'' he said.
``But there's a very strong fossil fuel lobby ... who are trying to block any language that we produce.''