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G7: US deals climate agreement blow

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By Euronews
G7: US deals climate agreement blow

<p>In another blow to discussions on global warming, the US has said it does not agree with its G7 colleagues on climate change and plans to fund sustainable development.</p> <p>Washington said the decision not to sign up to the statement reflected its recent announcement to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.</p> <p>France reiterated its commitment to the deal.</p> <p>“More than ever, the (Paris) accord remains the only legal framework for the climate negotiations. And, this accord and the objectives that were agreed upon in Paris – and here there is no shadow of a doubt – are irreversible.”</p> <p>The US says it will, however, continue to engage with its international partners on the issue in a manner “consistent with its domestic priorities” of “preserving both a strong economy and a healthy environment.”</p>