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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: 02 April 2012 09:27 More headlines >>
World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour to highlight climate change
Hundreds of world landmarks from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China went dark Saturday, part of a global effort to highlight climate change.
Spotlighting sustainability, the UN goes dark for Earth Hour 2012
The United Nations will today turn off the lights for one hour at its Headquarters in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of “Earth Hour”, an annual global event that seeks to raise awareness on the need to take action on climate change.
UN News Centre
After aviation tax, EU mulls carbon levy on shipping
After a carbon tax was levied on aviation by the European Union (EU), the government is now preparing for a possible trade war with the European Commission (EC) imposing a similar tax on shipping business as well. The move can increase freight rates by 3%-15%.
Times of India
Zimbabwe: COP17 Post-Mortem
A WEEK ago, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management gathered together key stakeholders in the climate change arena to ruminate on, provide and receive feedback on COP17, long after its conclusion.
The Herald
Rio+20 suffers leadership void weeks ahead of summit 
When a landmark UN conference on sustainable development kicks off in Brazil in mid-June, more than 120 world leaders are expected to participate in the much-ballyhooed talkfest on the future of the global environment.
Is Climate Change a Mental Health Emergency?
Tornadoes and wildfires, floods and droughts have caused people mental anguish since time eternal. If climate change makes storms more powerful and disrupts weather patterns that have existed for millennia, will it fray our mental health?
Arab world has an opportunity to change climate change perceptions Zawya
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