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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.
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Scientists warn of ’emergency on global scale’
Leading scientists on Thursday called on the upcoming Rio Summit to grapple with environmental ills that they said pointed to “a humanitarian emergency on a global scale.”
AFP
Developing countries ‘need a say in geoengineering debates’
Decisions on whether and how to use massive technical solutions known as ‘geoengineering’ to mitigate or reverse climate change must involve developing countries, a session on geoengineering governance at the Planet Under Pressure conference agreed yesterday
SciDev.Net
Africa Urged to Play Critical Role in Climate Change Negotiations
Africa has been urged to play an enhanced role in further negotiations on climate change to aid quick consensus building on a number of issues that still need to be resolved following the Durban Climate Conference last December.
Daily Trust
Science under fire from ‘merchants of doubt’: US historian
Scientists are facing an uphill battle to warn the public about pressing issues due to dissenters in their ranks who intentionally sow uncertainty, says a US historian.
AFP
Ghana has more opportunities to tackle climate change
Mr Matthew McKinnon, Head of Climate Change Vulnerability Initiative, DARA, on Thursday said Ghana has a lot of opportunities to tackle issues of climate change.
GhanaWeb
British greenhouse gas emissions down 7 percent in 2011
Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 7 percent in 2011, putting one of the European Union’s biggest emitters further ahead of its internationally binding target under the Kyoto Protocol, provisional government data showed on Thursday.
Reuters
Scientists Call for Practical Steps to Smooth Humanity’s Journey
Planet Under Pressure, a four-day conference exploring how science can identify and limit risks in the face of increasing human impacts on the Earth, has ended* with a call for “urgent action” against the the unrelenting buildup of greenhouse gases.
NY Times/Dot Earth
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