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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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Sustainable energy is answer to wider crisis: EU’s Hedegaard
Energy efficiency offers one of the best tools for tackling the world’s debt and social crises as sustainable development comes in from the margins to the mainstream of economic debate, the European Union’s climate chief said on Tuesday.
Reuters
Denmark puts 2030 emissions target on the agenda
Europe’s 27 environment ministers will call for a 40% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2030 if they follow draft conclusions – seen by EurActiv – prepared by the Danish EU presidency ahead of a meeting on 9 March.
EurActiv
U.N. pitches Rio+20 talks as a departure from political strife over climate change
This summer’s sustainable development conference in Brazil, known as Rio+20, is emerging as an overt attempt by U.N. officials to shift away from the divisive politics of climate change to a broader debate on the green economy and how to bring it to developing nations.
ClimateWire
100 countries back world environment agency: France
More than a hundred countries now support a French proposal to create a “World Environment Organisation” at the upcoming 20th anniversary conference of the Rio Summit, France’s ecology minister said on Tuesday.
AFP
Ukraine applies to resume participation in greenhouse gas quota trade
Ukraine has turned to the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change with the request to resume participation in international trading of greenhouse gas emission quotas, the State Environmental Investment Agency of Ukraine said.
Kyiv Post
Poland: stricter European carbon goal depends on global action
A potential European Union move to a stricter emissions-reduction goal is conditional on efforts by non-EU nations to cut greenhouse gases, a Polish government official was quoted as saying
The Baltic Course
Saudi oil minister praises renewable energy
A call to acknowledge concerns over global warming (aka climate change aka climate disruption aka pseudoscientific fraud) has come from a most unlikely source: Saudi Arabia’s oil minister.
The Register
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