The Turnbull government will support the Paris agreement on climate change regardless of whether or not the US president, Donald Trump, pulls out, the environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, has signalled.
|Australian environment minister Josh Frydenberg said the |
Turnbull government would follow through on its
commitment to the Paris climate agreement despite
Trump’s refusal to support the treaty.
Trump upset world leaders on the weekend by refusing, at the conclusion of the G7 summit in Italy, to declare his support for the UN’s landmark treaty signed in Paris in 2015.
Despite two days of urging from leaders from Europe, Canada and Japan to pledge his support for the agreement, Trump tweeted on Saturday: “I will make my final decision on the Paris accord next week!”
Read the story by Gareth Hutchens on The Guardian - “Australia will still support Paris climate deal if Trump pulls out, Frydenberg says.”