Bologna, June 12: Despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord on cutting carbon emissions, the other partners of United States on Sunday vowed to keep their efforts alive to save the world.
Notably, all the other partners of G7 vowed to keep their efforts alive to save the world in of a two-day gathering of G7 environmental chiefs in Italy. Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti said, "Italy and the overwhelming majority of countries regard Paris as irreversible and non-negotiable."
On the other side, the head of UN Environment Programme Erik Solheim said Sunday's talks had underlined the "absolute determination" of the other six G7 countries to push ahead "whatever happens in the White House.”
"The private sector, big business, including in the United States, tell us they back action. There are huge numbers of new jobs in renewables and the green economy, there is lots of money to be made, far more than in fossil fuels," he added.
Earlier in this month, President Trump announced withdraw of America’s share from Paris accord and would seek to renegotiate terms he denounced as unfairly damaging to the American economy and overly generous to India and China. Trump also said Washington would not be bound by the targets on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases set down in Paris and will cut funding for developing countries affected by climate change.