No interest in renegotiating Paris climate deal; McKenna

No interest in renegotiating Paris climate deal; McKenna

No interest in renegotiating Paris climate deal; McKenna

The world's largest economies are divided over how to tackle global warming following the withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate accord this month.

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's plan to withdraw the United States of America from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change is a setback for the efforts of responsible countries trying to reduce carbon emissions. That's not far from former President Barack Obama's goals for a reduction of 25 to 28 percent as part of the Paris accord, Perciasepe said.

"We're absolutely committed to climate action and the Paris agreement and we've been extremely vocal about this", McKenna said, adding that she made this position clear in her bilateral discussion with her American counterpart, Scott Pruitt, at the meeting.

"I believe engaging in global discussion is of the utmost importance to the United States when it comes to environmental issues", Pruitt said in the statement.

Hulot added: "Symbolically it is important that the U.S. remains in an environmentalist dynamic, even if it wants to maintain a degree of latitude on climate change and prefers a bilateral approach to a multilateral one on that issue".

United States environment chief Scott Pruitt was recalled yesterday from the G-7 talks to hold a meeting with President Donald Trump in the US.

His absence was noticed by the other G7 members, which are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

In a statement the EPA said Pruitt had emphasized it was time to move forward and find ways to engage with other countries to protect and use US natural resources. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States, say the President "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties". Scientists have known since the 19th century that burning coal, oil and gas spews carbon dioxide into the air, which then acts like a blanket to trap heat on Earth.

President Donald Trump's recent announcement that the us will withdraw from the Paris Agreement-adopted by almost 200 countries in 2015 and aimed at limiting global climate change-has created a sharp split between the United States and the other G7 countries on climate policy, which is on full display in the environment ministers' communique. Trump's plans to renegotiate a more favorable deal for the US have been rebuffed by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy. "Respective of the importance to engage with longstanding allies and key global partners, we approached the climate discussions head on from a position of strength and clarity". Alongside Syria and Nicaragua, the now the only nation not participating in the accord.

Ms. McKenna was asked about a report in the German news magazine Der Spiegel on June 9 that said Mr. Trudeau had suggested to Ms. Merkel in a telephone call that all mentions of the Paris agreement be struck from a planned G20 statement on climate change as a way to garner Mr. Trump's support.

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