"U.S. and China Reach Accord on Data Collection"

"The United States and China have agreed to cooperate on developing an inventory of China's greenhouse gas emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday, an initiative that appears be a response to criticism of Beijing's data collection.

Several senators whose votes are key to passage of domestic climate legislation, including Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), have questioned whether they will be able to trust any greenhouse gas reductions China reports to the international community. China has surpassed the United States as the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases; together they account for roughly 40 percent of the world's output."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post November 19, 2009.

See Also:

"Industrialized Nations Unveil Plans to Rein in Emissions" (New York Times)

"Copenhagen Summit Will Be 'Success': UN Climate Chief" (AFP)

"UN Climate Chief Holds Out Hope for Global Pact" (AP)

"U.S., China May Come To Talks With Emission-Reduction Goals" (Washington Post)

"Obama Could Tip the Balance at Copenhagen Climate Summit" (Environment News Service)

"The Copenhagen Attendance Question" (Green Inc./NYT)

"Germany's Merkel Repeats Call For Climate Cut Rules" (Reuters)

"India's Cabinet Approves Solar Power Programme" (Reuters)

"Guyana and Norway Sign $250 Million Forest-Climate Pact" (ENS)

Source: Wash Post, 11/20/2009