G7 leaders fail to reach climate change accord

His announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily, Italy, was wrapped up in deadlock over the issue on Saturday, with USA partners voicing frustration at Trump's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming.

"Understanding this process, the heads of state and of government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom and the presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement".

Although he tweeted to say he would make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate change deal, signed by 195 countries, clearly annoyed Ms Merkel.

"I was sitting in on some of the discussions in Brussels, where climate change came up - and the president was open", Mattis told John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" on CBS News.

"He stands in stark isolation", said Alden Meyer, who has followed climate talks for two decades as director of policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

President Obama helped negotiate the historic Paris Agreement in 2015, and it was officially ratified by the US and 194 other signatories previous year. "Here we have a situation of six against one, meaning there is still no sign of whether the USA will remain in the Paris accord or not", she said.


The US president privately said to multiple people, related to the issue, including Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt that he plans to withdraw the country from the agreement, the Axios media outlet reported, citing three sources with direct knowledge. The president said recent terrorist attacks in Manchester, England and Egypt underscored the need for the USA to "defeat terrorism and protect civilisation".

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

EU Council President Donald Tusk called this weekend's gathering "the most hard G7 summit", because Trump arrived seeking to reverse prior positions held by the United States.

White House adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president's son-in-law and daughter, have joined Tillerson in advocating staying.

"However, there is a lot going on at the next level down between provinces and states", he added, using California as an example of a state taking a different approach on climate than Trump with its cap-and-trade system. "Instead, we are here to offer partnership - based on shared interests and values - to pursue a better future for us all", he said in his Riyadh speech. Greenpeace regretted the outcome but held out hope that Trump might change tack.

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