The world’s poorest countries say they will insist that the UN’s upcoming climate talks push ahead with proposals for a fund to compensate vulnerable nations for climate-inflicted damage. Ministers and experts from the 46-nation Least Developed Countries bloc, meeting in Dakar, said their countries were most exposed to climate impact but least to blame for the carbon emissions that cause it. COP27 — the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change takes place from November 6-18.