We need global co-operation on climate change, says Gove in Trump attack

President Donald Trump has said Washington will not be bound by the targets on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases set down in Paris and will cut funding for developing countries affected by climate change

President Donald Trump has said Washington will not be bound by the targets on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases set down in Paris and will cut funding for developing countries affected by climate change

In Italy over the weekend, McKenna met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, and said she "made it clear that the Paris Agreement is not open for renegotiation".

The summit was the first since President Donald Trump declared he would pull the USA out of the worldwide Paris accord earlier this month.

"12 de junio de 2017, 16:36Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Environment ministers from the G-7 countries reaffirmed today their commitment to the swift and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, without the United States" support.

France's environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, said he hoped many countries would follow France's lead in scaling up their pledges and accelerating the timetable on implementing Paris benchmarks in response to the US withdrawal.

The other G-7 ministers expressed disappointment at President Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Climate Accord, which seeks to limit carbon emissions and reduce the rising global temperatures.

Important players in U.S. industry and individual cities and states are already implementing changes aimed at meeting the targets laid down in Paris, where most of the world's countries agreed to try to cap global temperature rises at 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

In a snipe at the Trump administration, Hendricks" ministry on Friday posted a "fact check' of Trump's speech announcing the US withdrawal from the Paris accord, claiming it contains "blatant fallacies".

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Trudeau's office has also been touting the prime minister's diplomatic moves to reach out to other global leaders to take action on climate change. The delegates from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom were planning to issue a communique Monday on a range of environmental issues, including climate change.

Trump has said the Paris accord would undermine the US economy, cost jobs, and put the country at a permanent disadvantage compared with its competitors.

But the United States pointedly did not sign on.

He reiterated his view that the Paris Agreement would remain "irreversible, non-negotiable, and the only possible tool to fight climate change" for all the United States' partners in the G7. But U.S. business leaders in many sectors, including energy, technology and manufacturing, have embraced the treaty.

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) - Top environment officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies met Sunday in Italy amid ongoing differences between the USA and other members of the club over how to deal with climate change.

"Positions over the Paris accord are far apart. and will remain like that", Galletti said on the sidelines of a meeting, reports Reuters. And that's where things get interesting - will the United States abstain on climate change again, but this time not with Pruitt on stage but rather with President Trump there?

Supporters of the Paris accord have called Trump's move a blow to worldwide efforts to tackle dangers of global warming.

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