Australian faces free trade agreement pressure to cut emissions


Australia is set to come under increased pressure on climate change this year after French officials insisted the Morrison government’s carbon emissions targets are not ambitious enough to fully comply with the Paris agreement.

The French officials’ comments come at a sensitive time because Australia is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union, which EU negotiator Helena Konig and French President Emanuel Macron have said must include a clause requiring full implementation of the Paris agreement….

An excerpt from Finanacial Review