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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: 12 April 2012 09:11 More headlines >>
US grabs lead over China in clean energy race
The United States has regained the lead in the clean energy race, investing $48 billion last year to surpass China, which held the world’s top spending spot since 2009, said a study Wednesday.
AFP
Qatar ‘can lead world on climate change’
European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, a representative responsible for climate change action, is visiting Qatar to tour the country and meet with key officials, including HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, to discuss the upcoming COP 18 climate change summit to be held in Doha in December.
Gulf Times
EU CO2 law could scupper global climate talks
A European Union law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is “a deal-breaker” for global climate change talks, India’s environment minister said, hardening her stance on a scheme that has drawn fierce opposition from non-EU governments.
Reuters
Renewable energy investment bounces back after 2010 slump
UK came 7th in global ranking for investment in clean energy last year, spending $9.4bn – up from $3.3bn in 2010
Guardian
New data shows Canada to miss emissions goal 
Although Canada’s output of greenhouse gases was almost unchanged in 2010 from 2009, the major oil producer will find it tough to meet its 2020 emissions-cut target, government figures signaled on Wednesday.
Reuters
Greenhouse gas report touts progress on emissions
The federal government is nearly one-third of the way to reaching its new, easier-to-hit 2020 greenhouse gas targets, according to Environment Canada’s 2010 GHG inventory released today.
CBC
Canada emissions figures put 2020 target in doubt
Canadian greenhouse gas emissions may not be dropping fast enough to hit self-imposed 2020 targets, government figures show.
BBC
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