Eleven days of negotiations produced a slimmer but still-troubled version of a climate deal on Wednesday, with negotiators from 195 countries divided over how far to go in curbing global temperature rises - and how to pay for it.
"We've made progress but still a lot of work remains to be done," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told delegates gathered on the outskirts of Paris who are supposed to wrap up an accord by Friday. "Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed."
Fabius said the parties had snipped 14 pages from the previous 43-page draft and settled two-thirds of their disputes over wording, movement Fabius said "constitutes progress."
But the remaining disputes over the language reflect fundamental disagreements about which countries should shoulder the cost of moving the world to a low-carbon energy system.