G7 leaders pressure Trump on climate change

Taormina (Italy), May 27 : The G7 leaders have pushed U.S. President Donald Trump to join the rest of the world in combating climate change, but the President has made no promises despite the White House insisting his views are "evolving".

The G7 nations had hoped that Trump, who had previously described climate change as a "hoax", would publicly back the Paris Agreement and the commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions, reports the Independent.

According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leaders had a "controversial debate" on the subject.

Despite that and despite repeated criticism that Trump has turned his back on science, the U.S. insisted that the President had gone to listen and learn to the other world leaders. The ongoing 43rd summit of G7 leaders in the Sicilian town of Taormina includes the heads of state of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States, plus the EU.

Source: ANI