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UK trade minister brands Australian climate storm ‘fake news’

Liz Truss also said the UK would sign a full-blown free deal with India

LONDON — U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said reports Britain dropped demands on Australia to sign up to climate targets were “fake news.”

  • Emilio Casalicchio
  • Politico

Truss said Australia had “committed for the first time in any trade agreement a clause on climate change.”

It was reported last week that ministers agreed to drop binding temperature targets in the Paris climate change deal from the trade pact between Britain and Australia.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the reports when speaking to journalists.

He said it “wasn’t a climate agreement, it…

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