BOLOGNA, JUNE 12 – The final statement from the Environment G7 in Bologna has been unanimously adopted, with a footnote in which the US says it does not back the section on climate and development banks, sources said Monday. The US opted out of a G7 environment pledge that the Paris climate accord is “irreversible”.
The EPA administrator Scott Pruitt left Bologna yesterday, a day ahead of the conclusion of the meeting. The United States were represented by Jane Nishida, an EPA official. “I believe engaging in international discussion is of the utmost importance to the United States when it comes to environmental issues,” Pruitt said in a statement from the EPA which sounded at odds with his early departure.
The two–day summit in Bologna came less than two weeks after Trump’s announcement that he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, which Pruitt had been strongly pressuring Trump to scrap. (@OnuItalia)