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12 Jun 2017

“US to join climate communiqué showing splits, Germany says”


The US will join the G7 in the communiqué of environment ministers meeting in Bologna, but it will acknowledge points of disagreement, a German official told reporters attending the meeting, according to a Bloomberg article by Chiara Albanese and Brian Parkin. German environment minister Barbara Hendricks said that G7 states “including the US” agreed on reducing CO₂ emissions, but she also said that Scott Pruitt, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, had said there were differences on climate protection. “I don’t see how the U.S. will handle this when on the one hand it says yes, it will indeed reduce emissions, yet on the other hand it won’t apply the instruments that have been created for this purpose,” Hendricks said. The communiqué is expected on Monday.

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the CLEW articles German reactions to US decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement and Germany, China urge US to remain in climate agreement.

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