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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: 29 March 2012 09:06 More headlines >>
Climate change panel warns of severe storms, droughts and heatwaves on global scale 
Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heatwaves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists says in a report issued Wednesday.
Climate change causing extreme weather conditions: IPCC report
Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the past half century, according to a report released Wednesday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
U.N. report editor – Managing risk in a warming world
One of the most interesting facets of a new United Nations climate change report is what’s not in it: much mention of curbing the greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere and in turn can spur some natural disasters.
Scientists tell governments to commit to agriculture funding at Rio+20
Governments in the world’s richest nations must cough up the US$20 billion they promised in 2009 for agricultural development in poor countries as a starting point for helping to feed the world’s burgeoning population, a group of leading scientist say.
Rising Powers Mull Bank for Developing Nations
Developing nations again seem unlikely to propel one of their own citizens to the World Bank presidency. It may not matter. A group of rising powers is mulling its own alternative to Western-dominated lending institutions.
NY Times/AP
Climate change report: time to start preparing for the worst
It’s time to start protecting people from the impact of severe-weather events, a panel says. The report offers further evidence of how the climate change conversation is shifting.
Christian Science Monitor
EU seeks to decide who gets U.N. climate fund seats
European Union ambassadors were due to meet on Wednesday in an effort to settle a dispute over the allocation of seats to member states on the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) board, sources close to the matter said.
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