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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: 06 March 2012 09:46 More headlines >>
First chuffs from the Durban climate train
Last week, we heard the first tiny sounds of a train leaving the Durban Platform.
BBC
China eyes 3.5 per cent energy intensity cut over 2012
China plans to cut its carbon intensity 3.5 per cent over 2012 after failing to achieve the same target in 2011.
Business Green
Scientists see rise in tornado-creating conditions
When at least 80 tornadoes rampaged across the United States, from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, last Friday, it was more than is typically observed during the entire month of March, tracking firm AccuWeather.com reported on Monday.
Reuters
UN Says 2011 Disasters Were Costliest Ever
The economic cost of disasters in 2011 was the highest in history — with a pricetag of at least $380 billion, mainly due to earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, a U.N. envoy said Monday.
AP
Obama Warns On “False Choice” Between Growth, Environment
President Barack Obama, defending himself against election-year attacks over his energy policies, said on Friday that his critics were trying to set up a “false choice” between protecting the environment and boosting the economy.
Reuters
U.N. Aviation Body Says Emissions Proposal By Year-End 
The head of the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation said on Friday that his agency still plans to have a proposal on measures to address emissions from aviation by the end of 2012, even as critics push for faster change.
Reuters
Germany Fully Backs EU Law On Airline Carbon Cost 
Germany reiterated support on Monday for EU law making all airlines pay for carbon emissions, underlining the bloc’s determination not to bow to international pressure to scrap the scheme.
Reuters
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