Donald Trump not swayed by G-7 leaders on Paris climate deal


By: - Climate DepotMay 26, 2017 7:21 PM

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/26/trump-not-swayed-g7-leaders-paris-climate-deal/

 – The Washington Times
Friday, May 26, 2017


President Trump resisted some intense lobbying by leaders of other industrialized nations Friday to back the Paris climate-change agreement at a G-7 summit in Sicily, Italy.

After hours of discussions, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni told reporters that the U.S. position on the Paris accord remains an “open question.”


“All others have confirmed their total agreement on the accord,” he said of the leaders of Germany, Japan, Italy, Britain, France and Canada. Former President Barack Obama signed the Paris agreement to limit carbon emissions in 2015, but Mr. Trump is weighing a move to pull the U.S. out of the deal. He promised to do so during the campaign last year.