There you go again:
Countries from the G7 group of advanced economies did not sign a joint declaration at the end of an energy meeting in Rome as the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump needs more time to work on its climate policy, an Italian minister said on Monday.
"The United States is in the process of reviewing many of its policies. This includes a review of policies relating to climate change and the Paris Agreement," Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on the sidelines of the meeting.
"While this is under way the United States reserves its position on these key priorities ... It was not possible to sign a joint declaration since it would not cover the whole range of topics in the agenda," he added.
Calenda said that all other European Union countries remained strongly committed to the Paris accord to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Remember how we messed up the Kyoto Protocol? Dave McEvoy on international environmental agreements in this book:
As of today, the Kyoto Protocol remains the only international treaty requiring binding greenhouse -gas emissions limits. Unfortunately, the treaty has been largely unsuccessful. The impending failure of Kyoto can be largely attributed to two major shortcomings. First, the treaty failed to motivate the two biggest greenhouse -gas emitters to commit to reducing, or even stabilizing, their emissions. The United States, at the time the biggest emitter (now second biggest), chose not to ratify the treaty. One of the fundamental reasons for the defection was that the United States felt her participation would be futile without having China, then the second biggest emitter (now the biggest), also take on emissions abatement responsibilities. While China is a signatory to the protocol, its classification as a developing country precluded it from any emissions abatement responsibilities.
I think that China is participating in the Paris Agreement.