The second and last day of the G7 Summit in Taormina ended with the Italian Presidency’s press conference, followed by the press conferences of the single G7 countries. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni illustrated the results which have been achieved during the two-day of works, which started yesterday and resumed today with sessions dedicated to innovation and development in Africa, global issues (human mobility, food security, women empowerment) and G7 global relations.
With respect to the crucial issue of climate change, the Group of Seven (G7) leaders have said in their final communique from a summit in Italy that they had failed to bridge differences with US President Donald Trump – and that the U.S.A. was unable to join other countries in committing to the Paris Agreement.
“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,” the communique reads.
“Understanding this process, the heads of state and of government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom and the presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement,” it added.
To read the G7 Taormina Leaders’ Communiqué, please click here