"G7 Seen Urging Trump To Stick With Climate Pact At Summit"

"OSLO/PARIS -- President Donald Trump will face pressure from other Group of Seven leaders at a summit this month to keep the United States in a global agreement to combat climate change after he put off a decision on whether to quit the pact.

Trump, who doubts climate change is man-made and made a campaign pledge to "cancel" the 2015 Paris Agreement, postponed on Tuesday a planned decision on whether to stay or leave that had been due before the May 26-27 summit in Italy.

The delay, until after Trump returns to Washington, would give him more time to meet with his advisers and decide what is "in the best interest of the United States", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said."

Alister Doyle and John Irish report for Reuters May 10, 2017.


"Trump’s Climate Demands Roil U.S. Allies" (Politico)

"Trump Warned Leaving Paris Accord Risks Bad Deals at G7, G20" (Climate Home)

"Trump will punt decision on the Paris climate agreement until after the G-7, Spicer says" (Washington Post)

Source: Reuters, 05/12/2017