The G7 summit in Italy showed that under US President Donald Trump, the US policies regarding climate change have changed. Leaders of the other G7 nations - Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan - issued a communique confirming their support for the climate deal, which was reached with contributions from Barack Obama in 2015 and signed the following year.
The leaders issued a collective statement at the close of the talks, saying that they have committed to "strengthening our collective energy security and ensuring open, transparent, liquid, and secure global markets for energy resources and technologies".
"The United States of America is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics", their common communiqué reads.
Oxfam activists wearing masks of the leaders of the G7 summit; from left, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, stage a protest in Giardini Naxos, near the venue of the G7 summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina, southern Italy, Saturday.
During the campaign Trump repeatedly promised that the USA would withdraw from the agreement if he was elected, but tweeted Saturday that he will make a decision on the matter this week.
President Trump's pressuring of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states to pay their fair share for a common defense is "consistent" with the message delivered by past administrations, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told "Face the Nation" in an interview on Saturday.
"His views are evolving" on the Paris climate agreement, Cohn also said. "His basis for decision is ultimately going to be what's best for the United States". If he does pull the US out of the agreement, it would be Trump's most drastic move yet to undo the environmental policies of his predecessor.
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Officials said 64 people remained hospitalized, including 20 who were critically injured. "It's terrible . Very wicked to target that sort of thing", she told Evie Mills, 14, and her parents.
Trump, who once said the concept of global warming "was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive", repeatedly vowed to pull out of the Paris deal during his election campaign, but has sidestepped the issue since taking office.
"In the end we convinced them to include the fight against protectionism in the final communique, so that was a step forward", said one European diplomat, who declined to be named.
"We are sure that after an internal reflection, the United States will also want to commit to it", Gentiloni was quoted as saying by AP.
President Trump may be trying to build suspense about the future of the Paris agreement on climate change, but he has told several people he plans to leave the deal, according to Axios.
A USA withdrawal from the 197-nation Paris Agreement could undermine global efforts to limit climate change.
The final hours of President Trump's time in Italy were overshadowed by claims that his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner had undisclosed contact with the Russians during last year's U.S. election. He added an exclamation point, mirroring Cohn's description that Trump was "very excited to have the experience" of talking to G7 leaders about Paris.
John Kirton, director of the University of Toronto's G8 Research Group, said Trump's trip home may not bode well for those in favor of Paris.