Delegates at a U.N. climate summit in Madrid went into overtime, Saturday, disputing outstanding issues from the 2015 Paris Accord - an agreement struck to curb global greenhouse emissions.
Carlina Schmidt, Chile's environment minister and summit president, gave a late-night update on the talks, which have yet to be concluded.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) CHILE'S ENVIRONMENT MINISTER AND COP25 PRESIDENT CARLINA SCHMIDT, SAYING:
"We are almost there. It is hard, it is difficult, but it's worth it... I hope that all the hard work that we have been doing in these two whole weeks is worth it - only if we have an ambitious result."
Earlier in the day - Activists dumped horse manure on the street - airing their frustration at what they say, is the failure of world leaders to take meaningful action against global warming.
The stinky act was coordinated by the grassroots group 'Extinction Rebellion' and was meant to coincide with the closing of the summit - originally slated for Friday.
Activist Emma Deane said she believed her two-year-old daughter would live to see the gloomy results from the inaction of the leaders.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) EXTINCTION REBELLION MEMBER, EMMA DEANE, WITH HER 2-YEARS-OLD DAUGHTER ISLA, SAYING:
"I fully expect that my child is going to know about starvation, I believe she will live in a world where she won't be able to see all the beautiful things that I have seen. Half of the world is going to be underwater, she is not going to experience a lot of places that I have been to. And I think she is going to deal with extreme heats, extreme colds…"
Twelve members of the Green activist group stood on melting blocks of ice with nooses around their necks to symbolize the 12 months remaining until the next summit, when the Paris deal enters a make-or-break implementation phase.