WH again postpones Paris climate pact meeting as Macron jabs Trump

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With the rest of the world waiting ever since, Trump has said he will make his decision before the next G7 meeting on May 26-27 in Sicily.

Spicer's announcement came the same day that a team of top administration officials postponed deliberations on whether to recommend that the USA stay in the pact or exit it, which Trump promised to do during last year's presidential campaign.

Tiffany is one of a number of companies, including Apple, Gap, and Facebook, that signed a letter in support of the Paris agreement than ran as a full-page ad in The New York Times on Monday.

He said he trusted that "the good sense and pragmatic spirit of President Trump and his team" would prevail. A startlingly loud alarm clock will be rung to wake up hotel guests.

Investors in Australia have backed a press notice calling for the G7 to stick by the Paris agreement and continue driving its implementation for climate change action.

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While pulling out of the Paris deal might please the fossil fuels and automotive industry, a wide swath of corporate America is pressuring the Trump Administration to stay in the accord.

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron said he would defend the Paris agreement in a telephone call with Trump on Monday.

The core of the Paris deal was an agreement between Chinese President Xi Jinping and then United States president Barack Obama.

The Paris accord calls for the limiting the global average temperature increase since the industrial revolution to 2 degrees Celsius or less.

Meanwhile, representatives of almost 200 countries that are party to the Paris agreement are meeting in Bonn this week to discuss technical aspects of implementing the accord.

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Delattre said he "underscored this point" in a White House lunch with President Trump, when the president met with members of the U.N. Security Council late last month.

Should the USA stay in the Paris climate agreement, or should it go?

"By expanding markets for innovative clean technologies, the agreement generates jobs and economic growth", the companies' letter says.

A senior White House official confirmed the reports to CBS News, citing "scheduling conflicts", but it is unclear when the meeting will be rescheduled.

However, fears loom large that if the world's number two carbon polluter, the United States, pulls out, it will throw the pact into disarray. Under the agreement, the USA pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emission by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

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