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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: 14 March 2012 10:17 More headlines >>
African nations back India on emissions
A tectonic shift in the global climate negotiations got underway with the African group of countries siding with India in demanding that equity and ‘common but differentiated responsibilities’ be embedded in the talks for a future climate regime.
Times of India
Leading US economists back EU carbon plan 
Top US economists, including five Nobel Prize winners, have urged US President Barack Obama to drop his opposition to charging airlines for carbon emissions under a European Union scheme that has drawn fierce opposition from airlines and governments around the world.
Bloomberg
Solar, wind and biofuel markets smash revenue records
The global market for solar PV, wind energy, and biofuels grew 31 per cent during 2011 to almost $250bn (£160bn), according to new figures from analyst firm Clean Edge Inc.
Business Green
Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal U.S.
About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research.
New York Times
Renewables industry calls for clarity on post-2020 energy targets
The renewables energy industry has again called on the government to urgently clarify its plans for low-carbon energy development after 2020, following the release of a controversial submission to the EU, which argues the bloc should abandon specific renewable energy targets post-2020.
Guardian Environment Network
Pakistan: Cabinet may approve draft Climate Change Policy today 
The federal cabinet is likely to approve draft National Climate Change Policy on Wednesday (today) keeping in view the current global climate changes, official sources told Business Recorder.
Business Recorder
Political upheaval should not affect Maldive climate policy – official
A change of leaders in the Maldives should not affect the country’s much-praised climate policy and the country remains committed to becoming the world’s first carbon neutral country, a top environmental official told AlertNet.
AlertNet
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