UK, EU and Canada meet COP27 presidency

COP27: Canada's Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, COP26 President Alok Sharma, and EU climate policy chief Frans Timmermans formed the delegation.

A delegation from Britain, the European Union and Canada met the COP27 president on Thursday to highlight gaps in the current negotiating texts their view that the round climate talks in Egypt .

Canada's Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, COP26 President Alok Sharma, and EU climate policy 
chief Frans Timmermans formed the delegation.

"They thanked the presidency for their work, but reflected on the fact that there's still a lot of gaps
in the texts and that they need to build on what has gone before," said a spokesperson .

The first draft of a deal being hashed out at the U.N. COP27 climate summit would keep a target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius but left many of the most contentious issues.

Leaders at the G20 meeting in Bali on Wednesday agreed to pursue efforts to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius and the need to speed up efforts to phase down coal use.

"The G20 should be a baseline not a ceiling, there needs to be a recommittal to 1.5 and the last thing that anyone wants is for this to end without any consensus," the COP26 spokesperson 
said.

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