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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: 20 February 2012 10:23 More headlines >>
Oil giant ExxonMobil hit with record £2.8million fine for carbon dioxide emissions at Fife plant 
THE world’s biggest oil firm were secretly fined a record £2.8million for failing to report greenhouse gases pumped out over Scotland.
Daily Record
U.S. Defense Contractors Are Hidden Investment Plays in Renewable Energy Initiatives
Not many investors are aware of it, but the U.S. defense contractors are hidden investment plays in the widening use of renewable energy.
Forbes
Building Sustainable Future Needs More Than Science, Experts Say
Contrary to popular belief, humans have failed to address the earth’s worsening emergencies of climate change, species’ extinction and resource overconsumption not because of a lack of information, but because of a lack of imagination, social scientists and artists say.
IPS
Moscow Air Talks To Debate Measures Against EU: Draft 
Nations opposing a European Union law that forces all airlines to pay for their carbon emissions will next week debate an array of counter-measures, a draft agenda seen by Reuters on Friday showed, raising the risk of an aviation trade war.
Reuters
Climate change boosts need for bigger presence in Arctic: Canadian navy head
The head of the Royal Canadian Navy says Canada needs to bolster its military presence in the Arctic to prepare for a boom in human and economic activity resulting largely from climate change.
The Star
Saudis Yet to Approve Renewable Energy Strategy, Official Says
Saudi Arabia has yet to approve the country’s renewable energy strategy that aims to reduce crude oil used for domestic power generation and water desalination, an official said today.
Bloomberg
World Bank to issue larger green bonds
The World Bank is likely to increase the size of its green bond issues to a range of $300 million to $500 million this year to attract large bond funds to the environmental debt market, said an official at one of its lead managing banks.
Reuters
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