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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: 23 March 2012 08:55 More headlines >>
US backs SA on carbon scheme
South Africa on Wednesday urged the European Union to suspend for two years its controversial airline emissions trading scheme (ETS) to allow time for a global agreement on carbon charges to be worked out through the United Nations.
Independent Online
India joins China in boycott of EU carbon scheme
India joined China in asking its airlines to boycott the European Union’s carbon scheme on Thursday, confirming what a senior Indian government source previously told Reuters and stoking a diplomatic row over the issue.
Economy suffers $14 billion loss due to climate change annually
Malik Amin Aslam, former Federal State Minister for Environment, said that the economy of Pakistan annually suffered an accumulated loss of 14 billion dollars due to climate change, which is almost five percent of country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Business Recorder
SA: ‘Halt EU carbon tax plan’
Amid threats of continental trade wars and further court challenges to the new European “climate tax” for aviation, SA Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has called on the EU to halt its aviation emission trading scheme for two years.
Independent Online
“Ocean economics” study shows $2tr/yr cost of climate change
The economic value of the world’s oceans could drop by $2 trillion a year by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise on their current trend, according to a Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) study.
Environmental Finance
U.S. intelligence sees global water conflict risks rising
Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released on Thursday.
Open Weekend: Does the planet have time to wait for austerity to end?
Environmental activism suffers in a recession – but this time our planet’s ecosystems may not have time to wait for a recovery
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