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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: 18 January 2012 09:05 More headlines >>
China report spells out “grim” climate change risks
Global warming threatens China’s march to prosperity by cutting crops, shrinking rivers and unleashing more droughts and floods, says the government’s latest assessment of climate change, projecting big shifts in how the nation feeds itself.
China set to launch first caps on CO2 emissions 
Seven provinces and cities in China are to set caps on their greenhouse gas emissions, following a directive from central government. It’s the first time the Chinese government has called for any absolute caps on emissions, having so far preferred softer “carbon intensity” targets.
‘Time running out’ on climate change
Severe droughts and heatwaves, melting of the polar ice caps, dramatic sea level rise and the displacement of millions of people living in island states or low-lying coastal areas may be the unavoidable consequences of global warming. Humanity can escape these disasters but time is quickly running out, experts at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi said yesterday.
The National
Germany pledges 10 mln euros to promote new CDM programmes
Germany has pledged 10 million euros ($12.7 million) to a new foundation run by state-owned KfW Bank designed to help the world’s poorest countries attract investment in emissions-cutting programmes, the country’s environment ministry said Tuesday.
Point Carbon
China continues to step up investment in new energy
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday addressed the 5th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi and reaffirmed China’s stand on clean and renewable energy.
China Daily
Analysis: When will the EU ETS cap on Kyoto offsets be reached?
As the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) approaches its third phase, a quota on the number of Kyoto Protocol-linked offset credits that can enter the ETS is slowly but surely being filled.
ICIS Heren
Zayed Future Energy Prize Announces Winners
His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today presented the prestigious 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize to 3 winners and 2 runners up at the awards ceremony held in Emirates Palace.
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