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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: 28 February 2012 10:15 More headlines >>
China’s Duan To Chair U.N. Carbon Executive Board 
Maosheng Duan of China was on Monday named chairman of the executive board for the Clean Development Mechanism, becoming the first person from the world’s top polluter to oversee the UN-backed carbon market for developing nations.
Reuters
EU Industry Emissions Rise Slightly In 2011: Analysts 
European Union industrial carbon emissions rose by up to 2.4 percent last year, analysts surveyed by Reuters estimated, below the market cap and keeping the 27-nation bloc on track to meet its 2020 climate target.
Reuters
Australia releases rules for $9.2 bln CO2 price support
The Australian government on Tuesday released rules governing$8.6 billion ($9.2 billion) in free carbon permits to polluting industries, a key part of a package of sweeteners needed to win support for a nationwide price on carbon emissions from July.
Reuters
E.P.A. Proposes Streamlining CO2 Permitting For Heavy Industry 
U.S. environmental regulators have proposed a new rule that limits requirements for factories to hold permits for greenhouse gas carbon emissions to the largest sources such as big coal-fired power plants and big manufacturers.
Reuters
Reducing Production of Super Greenhouse Gas Under Montreal Protocol Is Critical Climate Strategy
Phasing down the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty is one of the most effective climate protection strategies available to the world today: it could substantially eliminate emissions of one of the fastest growing greenhouse gases globally.
Vector 1 Media
EU warns states on energy competition
The European Union has stepped up legal pressure against eight countries that have failed to implement laws to increase energy competition, warning that they may face legal action at the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
Global Post
Campaign calls for link between £4bn carbon tax and Green Deal
Using the expected £4bn a year in revenues that will be raised from carbon taxes to fund energy efficiency retrofits would create 200,000 jobs and quadruple projected carbon emission cuts.
Business Green
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