Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Trump is 'wide open' on Paris climate deal: Mattis

Frank Williams | 29 May, 2017, 10:25

G7 nations risked unprecedented deadlock yesterday as US President Donald Trump resisted pressure to sign up to joint positions on hot-button issues such as climate change, trade and migration.

As the incoming President of COP 23, the United Nations climate change conference Bainimarama has appealed to the US President, Donald Trump to "preserve at all costs" the historic achievement that was reached in the French capital in 2015 and the multilateral consensus for decisive action to reduce carbon emissions and arrest the current rate of global warming. "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next w".

On climate, Trump refused to give his OK to language supporting the Paris Agreement on climate change.

While at the G7 summit, Trump was heavily lobbied to endorse the Paris Climate Agreement, but he declined to do so.

During the two-day conclave, other leaders repeatedly urged Trump to recognise that the USA had to show leadership on climate issues being the world's second biggest carbon emitter. "He came here to learn, he came here to get smarter".

There was agreement in some areas, most notably the efforts to confront terrorism, where leaders were galvanized by the deadly attacks in Manchester, Britain just before the start of the G7 talks.

The White House did not immediately respond, but Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks said, "I think his tweet was clear".

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The Paris Agreement is broader than any previous climate accord.

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During the interview, Mattis also said Trump's message on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is "a consistent message" that the US has given allied nations in the past. It calls for reducing pollution in hopes of limiting global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above temperatures at the outset of the industrial revolution.

"If Donald Trump decides to pull his country out of the Paris climate agreement, it would provoke a strong reaction from many American states, cities and economic players who are committed to developing renewable energy", Hulot said.

"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 added.

If that holds, Trump will break with presidential precedent by not holding at least one lengthy question-and-answer session with the press while overseas.

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations met African heads of state on Saturday (May 27), the final day of their annual summit. Cohn later confirmed the statement, saying it referred only to Germany's trade practices, not to its people or the country.


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