Monday, June 12, 2017

Trump administration abstains from G7 climate change pledge

The Trump administration has refused to sign an international declaration committing to action on climate change. The U.S. abstained from sections of a Group of Seven (G7) communiqué that dealt with climate change action, the Paris climate agreement and international development funds focused on mitigating the impacts of climate change, according to a joint statement following a meeting of G7 environment ministers. “The United States will continue to engage with key international partners in a manner that is consistent with our domestic priorities, preserving both a strong economy and a healthy environment,” the G7 communiqué said. “We the United States do not join those sections of the communiqué on climate and [Multilateral Development Banks], reflecting our recent announcement to withdraw and immediately cease implementation of the Paris Agreement and associated financial commitments.”...more

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