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No change to climate change positions expected at G7 environment summit

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 01:12

Environment ministers meet in Bologna for G7 discussions over climate change. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change are big and are destined to stay that way, Italy's environment minister Gian Luca Galletti said on Sunday (June 11). Environment ministers and officials from the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Britain are meeting in the Italian city of Bologna on Sunday and Monday (June 12) to discuss issues that include climate change, sustainable development and litter at sea. Earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, drawing condemnation from world leaders. Head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, scheduled to fly back to the United States on Sunday afternoon for a pre-set meeting with Trump, declined to comment on how talks were proceeding at the Bologna meeting. Galletti, meanwhile, told reporters that there was a willingness among the ministers to find a common thread and to "mend things". The ministers and representatives were all smiles as they posed together for a family photo.

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No change to climate change positions expected at G7 environment summit

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 01:12