Negotiators at the Paris summit aim to wrap up a global agreement to curb climate change on Saturday – a day later than expected.
« We are nearly there. I’m optimistic, » said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is chairing the summit.
Efforts to forge a deal faltered on Friday, forcing the talks to overrun.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the negotiations were the « most complicated, most difficult, but, most important for humanity ».
Mr Fabius told reporters in Paris that he would present a new version of the draft text on Saturday morning at 0800 GMT, which he was « sure » would be approved and « a big step forward for humanity as a whole ».
« We are almost at the end of the road and I am optimistic, » he added.
The summit is entering a final push to try to secure a global agreement that would stake out a long-term strategy for dealing with climate change. However, there are still some unresolved issues.
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