Sky News reports that Liz Truss, the trade secretary, and Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, decided the UK government could “drop both of the climate asks” from the text of the UK-Australia trade deal, according to the email from a senior official. Climate Commitments Dropped For Australia Trade
Sky News understands the treaty text will contain a reference to Paris, but the reference to specific temperature commitments is disappearing. Climate Commitments Dropped For Australia Trade
Government sources confirmed that the references to temperature are now “implicit” rather than spelt out in the text of the trade treaty.
This is different from the UK-EU trade deal where the temperature commitments are explicitly in the deal.