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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: 21 March 2012 08:54 More headlines >>
Airline CO2 friction is hint of new climate politics
Threats of retaliation by China and India against a European Union plan to charge airlines for their carbon emissions is misplaced, given their weak legal case and a drift towards more such unilateral climate action.
‘Adapt or die’ is new message
The big question after the COP17 climate change conference was how adaptation could work with ongoing development, experts said at a recent feedback session held at the University of Cape Town.
Mail & Guardian
EU climate chief braced for backlash
Three months ago, Connie Hedegaard, Europe’s climate commissioner, emerged triumphant from the international climate negotiations in Durban after she pieced together a well-regarded deal just as the talks seemed on the verge of collapse.
Financial Times
Damage to world’s oceans ‘to reach $2 trillion a year’
The cost of damage to the world’s oceans from climate change could reach $2 trillion a year by 2100 if measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions are not stepped up, a study by marine experts said on Wednesday.
‘Global warming’ gets a rebranding
Shhhh! Don’t talk about global warming! There’s been a change in climate for Washington’s greenhouse gang, and they’ve come to this conclusion: To win, they have to talk about other topics, like gas prices and kids choking on pollutants.
Zimbabwe Lacks Expertise To Deal With Climate Change
Zimbabwe lacks the technical expertise and institutional capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change, studies have revealed.
The real state of the nation
Just months after the COP17 climate change conference in Durban where South Africa flaunted its “green” credentials, international research indicates the country’s natural environment has deteriorated rapidly in the past 20 years.
Mail & Guardian
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