"U.S. Left As 'Footnote' In G7 Climate Talks"

"BOLOGNA, Italy -- Rifts between the United States and its leading industrial allies over climate change deepened on Monday when Washington refused to subscribe fully to a Group of Seven statement on the environment.

The U.S. said it would not sign up to a pledge by Italy, Canada, Japan, France, Britain and Germany which called the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change "irreversible" and key for the "security and prosperity of our planet".

As a consequence, Washington formally refused to back multilateral development banks -- bodies designed to finance poorer nations and help them reduce their pollution emissions."

Stephen Jewkes reports for Reuters June 12, 2017.


12 June 2017 Communiqué (G7 Bologna Environment Ministers)

"U.S. Refuses to Join G7 Climate Change Declaration" (InsideClimate News)

Source: Reuters, 06/13/2017