Australia's Carbon Footprint

CANBERRA - The Australian government is seeking to introduce one of the world's most inclusive carbon trading schemes by 2010 but needs the support of big business, which fears emissions trading will make them less competitive.

Energy Minister Martin Ferguson met more than 70 large firms at parliament on Friday to talk over their concerns.
Left-leaning Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has made tackling climate change and rising carbon emissions a top priority of his government.