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U.S. breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement
June 12, 2017 / 1:14 PM / 6 months ago

U.S. breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement

BOLOGNA, Italy, June 12 (Reuters) The United States refused to sign up to the Group of Seven major industrialised economies’ statement on climate change and plans to fund sustainable development, a statement from the group’s environment ministers said on Monday.

Environment ministers from the G7 group of industrialised nations pose for family photo during a meeting in Bologna, Italy June 11, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The U.S. said it did not sign up to statements by its G7 colleagues from Italy, Canada, Japan, France, Britain and Germany on climate change and multilateral development banks “reflecting our recent announcement to withdraw and immediately cease implementation of the Paris Agreement and associated financial commitments,” the statement said.

“The United States will continue to engage with key international partners in a manner that is consistent with our domestic priorities, preserving both a strong economy and a healthy environment,” it said.

Earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw from the Paris climate change accord, saying that participating would undermine the economy, wipe out jobs, weaken U.S. national sovereignty, and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to others.

Reporting by Stephen Jewkes, writing by Steve Scherer

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