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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.
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UN chief to meet with World Bank finance ministers
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to travel to Washington D.C. to attend a meeting on Friday with World Bank finance ministers, UN spokesman told reporters here Thursday.
Xinhua
Climate policy needs local voice
Communities, despite playing a vital role in climate change adaptation, did not have their own voice in major dialogues, prompting a change in the way we should communicate about climate change.
Viet Nam News
China hopes for end to Kyoto negotiations at Doha conference
A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that China hopes negotiations for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol will be completed at the year-end Conference of the Parties meeting in Doha.
Xinhua
U.N. in Last Ditch Bid to Finalise Rio+20 Action Plan
The Rio+20 sustainable development summit, scheduled to take place in Brazil in June, is billed as a key meeting of world leaders who are expected to renew their political commitment and approve a wide-ranging plan for a greener future.
IPS
Mexican senate clears way for climate bill
Mexico’s Senate on Thursday passed a climate change bill aimed at encouraging a voluntary carbon emissions trading market, clearing the way for President Felipe Calderon to sign it, as expected, into law.
Reuters
EU Climate Chief Aims To Slow New Emissions Credits 
The European Union’s executive body will seek to slow the release of new permits on to the EU carbon market, the EU Climate Chief said Thursday, a move that could boost the sagging EU emissions trading market.
Dow Jones
EU investigating Chinese aviation emissions plan
The EU is investigating whether a Chinese plan to funnel revenues from a passenger tax on international flights towards emissions reduction initiatives is sufficient to exempt the country’s airlines from the bloc’s own carbon reduction laws.
BusinessGreen
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