G7 Energy Ministers have failed to reach agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations. Italian Minister for Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, who chaired the meeting in Rome, said, the United States reserved its position on the text about commitments made by G7 countries under the 2015 Paris climate accord.
The Paris Agreement, endorsed by members of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is a bedrock of international action against man-made global warming. It also pledges to provide hundreds of billions of dollars in aid for poor countries badly exposed to drought, flood, rising seas and other climate impacts.
In March, President Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back some of the previous Democratic administration’s policies on carbon emissions and climate change.
The Group of Seven, gathering the biggest western democracies, comprises Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.