UNFCCC Press Headlines – 13 January 2012

Press Headlines
The “press headlines” is a daily compilation providing a general overview of international media coverage of climate change-related issues, that does not purport to be exhaustive. The information contained in the compilation is taken as is from sources external to the UNFCCC secretariat, that are freely available on the Internet. No evaluation on the part of the UNFCCC secretariat has been done in terms of the information that they contain. The UNFCCC secretariat makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or content of such information.
updated: 13 January 2012 10:03 More headlines >>
Clean Energy Investment Hits Record In 2011 As U.S. Reclaims Lead From China
Despite a tumultuous year for the renewable energy industry, global investment reached a record $260 billion in 2011 while the United States reclaimed the top spot from China, according to a report released Thursday.
Investors say private sector must tackle climate change
Institutional investors with a collective $26 trillion under management opened a new front on Thursday in the fight against climate change, urging the private sector to mobilize, follow the money and find new technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The Durban climate meeting – What does it mean for the Pacific?
Climate change poses immense risks and dangers for our region. It is thus no surprise that the Pacific Islands countries and territories were well represented at the recent Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in December in Durban, South Africa.
Islands Business International
US Republicans stir transatlantic tensions over climate change
Concerns are growing in Brussels that persistent denial of human-caused global warming among Republican presidential hopefuls could damage EU-US relations and even spark a trade conflict.
EPA Sets Stage for 2012 Climate Clashes
The Obama administration is laying the foundation — quite literally — for the battles it faces this year on climate change.
National Journal
Scientists say cut soot, methane to curb warming
An international team of scientists says it’s figured out how to slow global warming in the short run and prevent millions of deaths from dirty air: Stop focusing so much on carbon dioxide.
Scientists scrutinise first draft of Rio+20 agreement
The starting document for negotiations ahead of the Rio+20 summit ¯ the ‘zero draft’ ¯ contains more references to science than was expected by the scientific community, but still falls short on the specifics and avoids mentioning some critical, science-related issues.

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