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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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What the UNFCCC’s Christiana Figueres is Looking to Get Out of Rio+20
You have probably heard, by now, of Rio+20. This is a major conference on sustainable development being hosted by the United Nations in Rio de Janeiro on the 20th anniversary of the historic “Earth Summit.” There is a lot on the agenda.
UN Dispatch
EU’s green fuel ranking would cost little-report
Proposed EU law requiring fuel suppliers to report the carbon intensity of their product, and which also rank oil from tar sands as particularly polluting, would only cost vehicle drivers around one euro cent per oil barrel, a report said on Thursday.
Reuters
Why business leaders should lobby politicians to lead on sustainability
Business leaders complain that political inaction is the main barrier to investing in a green economy, but they are not prepared to show leadership themselves
Guardian
Governments must stop short-term outlook, warns UN development head
Helen Clark says that 20 years on from Rio Earth summit, sustainable development is still not mainstream policy
Guardian
UN Biodiversity Boss Dias Sees More Engagement With Cities, Private Sector
The Tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place towards the end of 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, and yielded five Strategic Goals to be achieved by 2020.
Ecosystem Marketplace
Caribbean to Take Strong Stance at Rio+20 Summit
The mandate will be very clear. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegates are going to Brazil in June for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development determined to show that it will not be business as usual.
IPS
U.S. Caps Emissions in Drilling for Fuel
Oil and gas companies will have to capture toxic and climate-altering gases from wells, storage sites and pipelines under new air quality standards issued on Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
NY Times
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