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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.
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Disasters cost $366 bn in 2011: UN
Natural disasters such as the huge earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan caused a record $366 billion (285 million euros) damage in 2011, the UN disaster risk reduction agency UNISDR said on Wednesday.
AFP
Rio+20 draft offers ‘bare bones’ of green growth manifesto – HSBC
This year’s landmark Rio+20 conference could help underpin investor confidence in a shift to a more sustainable global economy – if elements in the recently released ‘draft outcome’ are developed, according to HSBC.
Environmental Finance
Climate talks ‘send important signals’ to investors – Deutsche Bank
Institutional investors should continue to track the progress of international climate talks, despite limited progress since Copenhagen in 2009, according to a leading analyst.
Environmental Finance
World Not Quite as Hot in 2011; Ranks 11th Warmest
The world last year wasn’t quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said Thursday, but it continues a general trend of rising temperatures.
AP
U.S. Saw Records for Extreme Weather in 2011
The year 2011 was full of intense weather conditions in the U.S., with record-setting extremes in temperatures and precipitation across the country, according to a government report issued Thursday.
Wall Street Journal
New Zealand spot carbon price pushes off lows
New Zealand carbon prices pushed higher over the week on improved demand from investors returning from holiday, but the market still suffers from low volumes and prices hover just above record lows.
Reuters
Nigeria: FG Needs Domestic Framework to Finance Climate Change
The Federal Government has being called upon to establish a domestic framework that would articulate strategies for financing climate change activities in the country.
Daily Trust
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