Donald Trump set to withdraw U.S. from the Paris climate deal

Although he tweeted that he would make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal that was signed by 195 countries clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"Climate change is undeniable".

Trump has said that he will soon announce his decision on whether America will leave the Paris Agreement or stick to the commitments it made under the Obama administration. And the emissions-heavy coal industry, which Trump wants to save, is in decline because of economic reasons, even as solar and wind are gaining, also for economic reasons.

He hasn't made an official decision yet, but if the president decides to pull out of the Paris Agreement that Obama signed in 2016, it could make things hard for Canada - although it won't stop climate initiatives from going forward, according to a former Canadian diplomat. Others who supported staying included Trump's secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and major oil companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell. But pressed further, he couldn't fully explain Trump's position, his advisers, or his own, for that matter.

Leaders from the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Japan, and the European Union met at the G7 summit to discuss what they described as their citizens' greatest concerns, which ranged from trade to the global economy to gender equality to climate change.

"I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" he tweeted. If the US pulls out, there are fears that other countries will also relax their commitments.

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But like trying to convince a soulless piece of cardboard to take action, "the vast campaign to persuade the U.S.to remain ultimately did not sway the president".

Adamson said she could not point to a "particular discussion" but she said the Australian government's view on the Paris deal was well known to the Trump administration.

Speaking at a campaign event held in a Bavarian beer tent, the German Chancellor emphasised the need for friendly relations with the US, Britain and Russian Federation, but added: "We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands".

The leaders also reaffirmed their dedication to the Paris Agreement - that is, all did but President Donald Trump.

Almost every country has signed on to the Paris Agreement, and a majority have ratified it. "It creates the mechanism, the architecture, for us to continually tackle this problem in an effective way".

United States president Donald Trump refused to endorse the Paris climate change agreement over the weekend, with G7 leaders failing to bridge differences with America.

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