Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Donald Trump 'to pull U.S. out of Paris climate change agreement'

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Edmund Collier | 31 May, 2017, 00:45

President Donald Trump has decided that the United States will leave the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a new report. Leaders of the G7 group of nations, which includes the Unted States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy, as well as the European Union, are meeting at Taormina from May 26-27.

The senator said during an interview with CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that it would be an issue for the USA if Trump did not reaffirm the country's previous commitment to the accord, made under former president Barack Obama in 2015.

Trump, who dismissed human-made global warming as a "hoax" during his election campaign, is threatening to pull the United States out of a 2015 climate deal clinched in Paris in 2015.

"The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", Merkel told reporters.

During a working lunch in Brussels ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, President Trump made it clear to Macron he would not announce a decision on the Paris climate agreement prior to the G7, this official told CNN. "President Trump should now return to Washington and make the right decision, take climate change seriously and take action with the rest of the world".

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"We reiterate our commitment to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism, while standing firm against all unfair trade practices", the leaders of the world's seven largest economies said in a joint declaration. "But what I made very, very clear ... is that you can not build a strong economic future for your citizens, for your country unless you are at the same time protecting and mindful of the environment".

Aides to Trump said he was listening with an open mind to the other leaders' arguments about Paris, but had yet to decide whether to withdraw the USA from the pact.

The communique notes that the Americans are "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change. More flexibility was a central demand by the president, who says the accords could be costly for U.S. businesses and drain jobs in the United States.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who is also in Sicily for the meeting, earlier said that the accord would survive regardless of Mr Trump's position. But that was then, when Barack Obama still occupied the White House.

"His views are evolving, he came here to learn", Cohn said. "This choice should not be hard: uphold the Paris Agreement to take climate action, grow the economy, and protect USA communities or break our commitments to turn his back on economic success, American leadership, and the future of every family in our nation".

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