Published: Tue, May 30, 2017
Health Care | By Jan Bell

Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

Trump finally left Europe on Saturday without committing to remaining in the Paris climate accord, despite efforts by European leaders to impress on him that pulling out of the agreement would be a major mistake.

Meyer said many US states, cities, and companies are moving forward on climate action while the Trump administration is "waffling" on the Paris Agreement.

U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed back against earlier such statements and has argued trade must be balanced and fair as well as free.

The gathering on the island of Sicily kicked off on Friday, with world leaders engaged in a heated argument with US President Donald Trump, who is considering withdrawing from the landmark Paris climate accord. He told reporters it was the first time that the G-7 had recognized the North Korean threat as a priority issue.

The embrace of Middle Eastern autocrats and criticism of longtime European allies have drawn strong criticism from foreign policy leaders of both parties, to say nothing of the reception Trump received in the European media. So we're working on it and I will tell you, a big difference over the previous year, money is actually starting to pour into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation from countries that would not have been doing what they're doing now had I not been elected, I can tell you that.

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Alden Meyer, the director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, an advocacy group in Washington, said the discord over climate change was unusual for G-7 meetings.

The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they hoped were long settled.

Trump also has made a clear break from his Democratic predecessor, who during his final trip overseas called the U.S.

The leaders also agreed on two other topics: closer cooperation against terrorism in the wake of the concert bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people, and on the possibility of putting more sanctions against Russia over its conflict with Ukraine if Russian behavior requires that.

"The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters. "We were all very clear about that and about the role of the Paris agreement".

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Almost every nation that signed the 2015 agreement, including the six other G-7 members, has agreed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The President teased his decision about the hotly debated topic in a tweet early Saturday morning Eastern time during the final leg of his first presidential trip overseas.

For example, just 1 in 3 Americans who are Republican or lean Republican say they believe that free trade agreements have been good for the USA, according to a poll last month by the Pew Research Center.

A person familiar with the talks said six members of the Group of Seven would stick with their endorsement of the Paris deal, and await a decision from the U.S. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before the formal announcement.

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