UN climate boss: ‘Good compromise’ beats no deal on warming

  • A woman walks past piles of coal burning after scavenging from an open-cast mine near Dhanbad, an eastern Indian city in Jharkhand state, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. On Saturday, India asked for a crucial last minute-change to the final agreement at crucial climate talks in Glasgow, calling for the “phase-down” not the “phase-out” of coal power. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

GLASGOW, Scotland — It was no deal or a lump of coal at Glasgow climate talks and for Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations’ climate secretary, there was no choice.