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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: 29 February 2012 09:19 More headlines >>
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rebound 3.3 Percent 
Higher energy consumption and warmer weather drove up total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 3.3 percent to 6.866 billion tonnes between 2009 and 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in its latest emissions inventory report released Monday.
China Tightens Energy Targets 
China is calling for energy-intensive industries such as steel and textile manufacturing to reduce their energy consumption more sharply compared with targets set last year, in a move intended to help cull obsolete capacity to contribute to efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
Wall Street Journal
Japan’s energy crisis puts ETS launch on ice 
JAPAN has become the latest major world polluter to rule out introducing a carbon price or carbon tax in the near future, as it struggles with power shortages and a rising yen caused by the euro crisis.
The Australian
43 European states negotiate binding legal framework
The representatives of 43 European countries – the 27 EU member states plus the European Commission, Russia and other non-EU European countries – have begun negotiating a legally binding agreement on sustainable forest management in Europe.
Arguments preview fight on EPA greenhouse gas rules
Heavy industry groups and states argued in a federal court on Tuesday that U.S. environmental regulators had used faulty science in determining that greenhouse gas emissions endangered human health in the latest attempt to dismantle the Obama administration’s rules on the emissions.
European nations will have to set legally binding targets on energy efficiency
European countries will have to set themselves legally binding national energy efficiency targets, and save energy by specific means such as renovating public buildings, under a draft EU directive approved by a European Parliament committee today.
EU Politicians Back Plan To Withhold EU CO2 Permits 
European Union politicians backed a proposal on Tuesday to withhold carbon permits from the bloc’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) from 2013, paving the way for the EU Commission to intervene in the market to prop up low prices.
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