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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: 16 February 2012 10:09 More headlines >>
U.S. Pushes to Cut Emissions of Some Pollutants That Hasten Climate Change
Impatient with the slow pace of international climate change negotiations, a small group of countries led by the United States is starting a program to reduce emissions of common pollutants that contribute to rapid climate change and widespread health problems.
The New York Times
Ottawa defends Kyoto stance
Environment Minister Peter Kent is rejecting new questions from the world’s largest emerging economies about the Canadian government’s sincerity and credibility on fighting climate change in light of its decision to walk away from the Kyoto protocol.
Postmedia News
Hedegaard confident that Rio+20 can deliver
Connie Hedegaard, the European Commission’s climate chief, expressed confidence that a noteworthy agreement would emerge from the Rio+20 conference.
Environmental Finance
Climate change may increase risk of water shortages in hundreds of US counties by 2050
More than 1 in 3 counties in the United States could face a “high” or “extreme” risk of water shortages due to climate change by the middle of the 21st century, according to a new study in ACS’s Journal of Environmental Science & Technology.
Gore Likens Carbon to Subprime Debt in Plan to Repair Capitalism
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said investors in oil and gas companies who ignore the cost of emitting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are making a mistake similar to those who invested in subprime mortgages.
China’s farming calendar ‘out of step’ with global warming
The traditional Chinese farming calendar, still used by millions of farmers to guide their farming activities, should be adapted to reflect global warming, say scientists.
SciDev NEt
Film on flare reduction at Qatar’s Al Shaheen field wins United Nations award
Qatar Petroleum and Maersk Oil recently received recognition from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for their short film, “Setting a New Standard,” which highlights their efforts to successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Qatar’s Al Shaheen field as part of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
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