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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: 09 March 2012 10:10 More headlines >>
India Balks at Greenhouse Gas Emission Cuts
India appears to be pressing the reset button on its international climate change commitments.
In a submission to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change last week, India declared it would not even consider scaling back more greenhouse gas emissions until after 2020 — and then would do so only in exchange for Western dollars.
Scientific American
Kyoto 2 should last until 2020 – EU environment ministers
The majority of European Council environment ministers support an eight-year second commitment period under the Kyoto protocol rather than a five-year term, according to draft conclusions on the follow-up to the Durban climate summit seen by Argus.
Argus Media
IEA expects ‘bumpy’ 2012
Energy markets in 2012 may be in for a “bumpy” year because of high demand for oil and concerns about alternatives, the IEA said.
UK pushing for tougher emissions cuts at “crucial” EU meeting
An increase in the EU’s carbon reduction ambitions will be Ed Davey’s main goal at today’s Environment Council meeting of ministers in Brussels.
Business Green
Renewable Energy PTC and 1603 Extensions Tacked Onto Senate Bill 
Renewable energy policy has seemingly been on the hot seat since late summer. As early as today, it will finally find out how much political backing it has with a series of votes on Capitol Hill.
Nuclear energy not likely to stop but can be safer after Japan disaster, experts say
Following the nuclear disaster in Japan after the tsunami in March 2011, the United States and other countries have reviewed their nuclear energy policies and more strict and safer measures have been taken, but it is unlikely nuclear energy will be stopped.
Blog: Warming Up to Canadian Leadership of the Arctic Council
Canada has repeatedly touted its capacity as an “energy superpower.” First uttered in 2006, Prime Minster Stephen Harper sought to capitalize on Canada’s resource wealth, vying for investment dollars in the wake of the Russia-Georgia conflict.
World Policy
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