RMIT ABC News Fact Check: Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull said 70 per cent of our trade is with nations committed to net-zero emissions

Emissions from a coal-fired power station
11 May 2021


The claim

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has so far refused to bow to pressure to adopt a clear timeline for reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

The reluctance to firmly commit to a target has led to speculation that Australia could face "carbon-border taxes", imposed on the exports of countries deemed to be climate laggards.

Read the full article, which features commentary by our Director, Prof Mark Howden, on the ABC News site.