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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: 13 February 2012 09:19 More headlines >>
Environment ministers of BASIC to discuss climate strategy
For the first time since the December climate change meet in Durban, environment ministers from the BASIC countries – Brazil, South Africa, India and China – will come together in New Delhi this week. The meeting will be focused on working out a common and concerted strategy on the proposed new global climate change regime.
The Economic Times (India)
India: Growth should not be at cost of environment: PM 
Ahead of a meeting with environment ministers of BASIC countries, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said growth is important for the people but should take place in a way which does not harm the environment.
Times of India
Central African rainforests disappearred from climate change
Climate change combined with human activity caused the disappearance of tropical rainforests in central Africa 3,000 years ago, a study has found.
The Economic Times (India)
EU Won’t Drop Aviation CO2 Scheme
The European Union will not bow to pressure to suspend a controversial scheme to charge airlines for their carbon emissions, but is willing to be flexible in finding a solution to a row that threatens to escalate into a full-blown trade war.
Reuters
EU open to talks but won’t scrap carbon tax
Europe is willing to discuss its new carbon emissions tax for airlines with disgruntled governments but has no plans to scrap the levy, a top EU official said Monday.
AP
Ghana developing policy framework on climate change
The Ghana government through the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology is developing a National Climate Change Policy Framework (NCCPF) to provide strategic direction and co-ordinate the national framework to address issues of climate change broadly in the country.
Ghana Business News
Canada: Pro-oil lobby retreat urges feds to deliver climate-change solutions
A taxpayer-funded pro-oil lobbying retreat, involving Canada’s European diplomats and industry, has urged the federal government to deliver real climate change solutions to restore the country’s sagging environmental reputation.
Vancouver Sun
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