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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: 24 April 2012 08:55 More headlines >>
Three Tasks Await Climate Negotiators on Road to Doha Summit 
Governments will focus on three main areas in preparation for the year-end Doha climate summit, amending the Kyoto Protocol, operationalizing institutions that can benefit developing countries, and negotiating a path toward a universal agreement, the UN climate chief said.
UN report: climate change to exacerbate freshwater problems of Pacific Islands
Climate change will exacerbate water stress in Pacific Islands, particularly small islands that rely on seasonal rain for their freshwater needs, according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, issued in Bangkok, Thailand, today.
UN News Centre
EU mulls use of global carbon permits from 2020
The European Commission could discuss the possibility of allowing Europe’s emitters to use some government-held Kyoto carbon permits to meet caps under the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS), an EU official said on Monday.
Norway’s former PM cautions Canada not to take a naive position on climate change
Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway, was keynote speaker on Monday at the International Polar Year conference in Montreal. Dr. Brundtland has headed the World Health Organization and served as a UN climate change envoy.
Globe and Mail
Gloomy outlook on summit for earth
WITH two months left before leaders assemble for the United Nations Rio Summit, prospects for a radical fix of the planet’s worsening environmental ills and poverty seem remote.
Earth Day’s ups and downs reflect changing environmental movement
The 42nd Earth Day, held April 22, may not be a round milestone anniversary for those celebrating the annual event devoted to raising awareness about environmental issues, but it will come closer than any in recent memory to the spirit of the first Earth Day held across the U.S. in 1970.
Rio+20: Earth talks ‘in need of vision and direction’
There is no reason to suppose that yet another global conference will solve the world’s environmental woes. But for three days in June, the UN is to hold a meeting in Rio de Janeiro where more than 100 leaders are expected to go at least some way towards doing that.
Financial Times
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