Claire Perry O'Neill, a former energy minister who since last summer had been leading the team running the summit, known as COP26, said she was "very sad" at the news and appeared to question the government's level of preparedness.
India must take the lead in forging a global consensus to make meaningful progress on environmental issues
More than 36 hours after the negotiations were due to end, delegates were close to agreement on contentious issues, including how ambitious each nation is in its individual plan to fight climate change.
While many countries are sending ministers or even national leaders to the talks, the US and Britain are among the countries that will be represented only by bureaucrats.
Organisers said the event was the biggest climate march ever in Belgium, with 65,000 protesters braving steady drizzle.
India also termed as "disappointing" the issue of finance, saying while developed countries failed to fulfil their obligations, they are also trying to "shift" their responsibility to developing nations. India said that there was no indication of scaling of finance by the developed nations nor was there any roadmap.
Pakistan is co-hosting a ministerial-level conference on December 9 to discuss regional cooperation on Afghanistan and officials of about 27 countries are expected to attend it.
These are the numbers climate negotiators from 190 countries must struggle with between November 30 and December 11, 2015, in Paris, if the world is to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures, a level that, scientists say, is a red line.
The plan will be presented at COP21, the 12-day UN climate summit that opens Monday in Paris.
Homes of 55 million people in coastal areas of India are likely to be submerged in sea with a 4 degrees Celsius global increase in temperature, warned a new report published yesterday in Climate Central -- a US-based non-profit research and journalism organisation.
"They have fewer resources and receive less support from family, community, the financial system, and even social safety nets to prevent, cope and adapt," the Washington-based World Bank said.
India's long-held position has been that it will not sacrifice eradicating poverty to limit carbon emissions. On what more does India need to do towards climate change, Ban said the motto for the government "development without destruction" should serve as a useful guide.