Trudeau praises G7 success as Trump wavers on climate change deal

"I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" he Tweeted on the final day of a Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Italy at which he refused to bow to pressure from allies to back the Y 2015 agreement. The agreement was entered into under the Obama Administration.

"We are not here to lecture - we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship", Trump said.

President Donald Trump remains "wide open" on the Paris climate agreement, Defense Secretary James Mattis said in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday.

"Europe, Canada and Japan stood up today and made a stand, revealing again how far Trump is out of step with the rest of the world on climate change", Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace's worldwide executive director, said in Sicily.Nevertheless, the clean energy revolution is "unstoppable" with support from other governments and from industry, she said. We have introduced a resolution to send it to the president to encourage him to get out of the Paris accord. He supported a "total and complete shutdown" on allowing Muslims to enter the United States.

"The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory", Merkel said, as the two-day G7 summit of some of the world's wealthiest nations in the seaside town of Taormina, Sicily, drew to a close. Trump may be willing to stay in the agreement, Cohn said, if the USA can scale back commitments made by former President Barack Obama.

Trump told Macron he is under "heavy" pressure back in the US on the climate accord brokered by the Obama administration in 2015. He came here to get smarter. More flexibility was a central demand by the president, who says the accords could be costly for USA businesses and drain jobs in the United States.

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said earlier that if Trump is faced with a choice between growing the economy and fighting global warming, Trump will choose the economy.

"Europe, Canada and Japan stood up today and made a stand, revealing again how far Trump is out of step with the rest of the world on climate change", Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace's worldwide executive director, said in Sicily.

He also said during his presidential campaign that he would cancel the deal, and has infamously and repeatedly called global warming a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese (and scientists) - but Trump says a lot of things, and has, at least a few times, also hinted that he understood the threat of climate change.

Several organizations pressed Trudeau to make sure there is a better result when Canada hosts the G7 summit next year in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. It aims to hold the increase in average global temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial level by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with all the signatory states agreeing to reduce or limit their greenhouse gas emissions.

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