Trump Refuses to Commit to Paris Climate Agreement, Vows Decision "Next Week"

Trump Refuses to Commit to Paris Climate Agreement, Vows Decision

Formally, the communique says the U.S.is "in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement", while the other six countries affirmed a "strong commitment" to the Paris deal.

"Understanding this process, the (other participants) reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement".

Disappointment over the Paris Agreement was countered by relief when Trump agreed on Saturday to language in the final G7 communique that pledged "to fight all forms of protectionism" and committed to a rules-based worldwide trade system.

In his final address to the G7 meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron struck a more positive note, saying of the US" final decision on the Paris accord, "My hope is that the (US) fully remain in the Paris agreement.

Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, came under concerted pressure from the other leaders to honor the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing carbon emissions.

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

Trump had told members of his inner circle that the United States will withdraw from the Paris agreement, the report said, citing the Axios news site, which quoted three sources.

"His views are evolving, he came here to learn", Cohn said.

In Jerusalem, he shored up the United States' relationship with Israel and reaffirmed his commitment to Middle East peacemaking.

Trump met with world leaders this week at the G7 Summit in Sicily where many set out to lobby the USA president over staying committed to the climate agreement.

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"Be it Niger, a transit nation, or the countries of origin, it is only through development that we will prevent illegal migration", Issoufou said. This is unfortunate for the world, but it's even worse for the U.S. The White House team also asked the French president to be "precise" in his conversation with Trump, the French official said. His Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has said the United States reserves the right to be protectionist if trade arrangements are unfair to USA companies and workers.

Later, during a campaign stop, Merkel escalated her barbs against Trump, suggesting the U.S. was no longer a reliable ally for Germany.

Abandoning the Paris agreement would carry a high political cost internationally, with Europe, Canada, China and Japan all strongly committed to the deal.

But Trump may disappoint on a key worldwide issue facing him after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings: the Paris Agreement.

Greenpeace regretted the outcome but held out hope that Trump might change tack. Only one - President Trump - stood apart.

Nevertheless, the clean energy revolution is "unstoppable" with support from other governments and from industry, she said.

In a vaguely worded statement issued Saturday following their meeting, the Prime Minister's Office said Trudeau and Trump also discussed how important it is for leaders to work together when it comes to confronting challenges facing the world.

Iain Keith, campaign director of Avaaz, an activist network, said: "Today, G6 leaders put our planet first, showing that even the United States president can not stop the inevitable clean energy revolution".

The truncated six-page document (compared with last year's 32-page tome), which outlines the industrialized nations' top priorities, "offered only minimal language on climate change and energy", the Union of Concerned Scientists noted.

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