"U.S. Scuppers G7 Bid To Find Joint Stance On Energy And Climate"

"The U.S. administration of Donald Trump on Monday scuppered efforts by the Group of Seven industrialized countries to reach a common stance on energy when it asked for more time to work out its policies on climate change.

Trump signed an order in March to undo climate change regulations drawn up under his predecessor Barack Obama, calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.

The order's main target was Obama's Clean Power Plan, requiring states to slash carbon emissions from power plants - a key factor in U.S. ability to meet commitments under a climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015."

Stephen Jewkes and Alberto Sisto report for Reuters April 10, 2017.


"Emerging Nations Urge Rich Countries To Honor Climate Finance Pledges: Statement" (Reuters)

Source: Reuters, 04/11/2017