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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: 19 March 2012 08:52 More headlines >>
State prepares action plan on climate change
The state will send its final draft on the action plan on climate change to the Centre in a few days. The plan includes the government’s strategy to address the problems of rising levels of sea water to melting Himalayan glaciers.
Times of India
Korea Set to Fine Tune CO2 Trading After Vote, Climate Head Says
South Korea, the fastest-growing emitter among rich nations, will try again to pass a bill that sets up emissions trading in 2015 and allows lawmakers to work out details later this year, a top climate official said.
Bloomberg
Carbon emissions: a taxing problem for air transport
EU’s strategy of levying a climate tax on airlines has provoked widespread criticism. The European Union has hinted that it hopes to avoid levying its controversial carbon-emissions tax on flights from China, if Beijing introduces its own carbon-trading scheme to cover aviation.
China Daily
Time to turn the clock back on climate change: Abdullah
Questioning the developed countries” reluctance to transfer technology to the developing world to combat climate change, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah today stressed on joint efforts to “turn the clock back” and save the earth.
PTI
Obama to host Canadian, Mexican leaders for North American summit in April
The White House says President Barack Obama will host Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada and President Felipe Calderon of Mexico for a North American summit in Washington in April. The April 2 meeting is expected to focus on economic growth and competitiveness, security, energy and climate change.
AP
Russia ‘to let private oil groups in Arctic’ 
Private resources companies will soon be allowed access to Russia’s vast Arctic oil and gasfields and the country’s tax system will be changed to promote growth in the sector, according to the chief executive of Lukoil.
Financial Times
Caribbean Mobilises Funds for Ten-Year Climate Plan 
Failure to adapt to climate change will derail the development aspirations of the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom), researchers warn, siphoning off an average of five percent of 2004 gross domestic product regionwide by 2025.
IPS
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