Mr Scott Pruitt, a friend of the oil industry who is sceptical about man-made climate change and was US President Donald Trump's controversial choice to head the US Environmental Protection Agency, will represent Washington.
Gian Luca Galletti, Italy's environment minister, told reporters that there is a huge gap between the six countries and the US on their stance toward the agreement, and the situation is unlikely to change anytime soon.
While the USA was being "relegated to a footnote on climate action", said Ms. McKenna, Canada and the remaining participants at the meeting - France, Italy, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union - reaffirmed the commitment to the swift implementation of the Paris agreement and the need to urgently tackle climate change.
On Monday, the United States refused to sign onto a G7 pledge calling the Paris climate accord the "irreversible" global tool to address climate change.
The 2015 Paris climate agreements encompassed almost all the world's nations in a commitment to reduce carbon emissions and accelerate the shift to renewable energy resources.
While the USA signed on to the document, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt included an addendum that makes clear America will not participate in the Paris pact. Across the country, 274 cities and counting have signed on to the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, which asserts their commitment to lowering emissions at the local level (Purple Cities).
Already through the first day of works, however, it was quite clear the rift on climate between the US and their major allies was much likely to remain unchanged.
The United States is the world's second biggest carbon emitter behind China. While further damaging USA relations with its European allies is one damaging effect of leaving the Paris Climate Accord, another harmful ramification a decrease in the United States' global influence. But in spite of all the made-up hysteria about the Paris climate agreement, the Trump decision shouldn't be all that controversial. If the US chooses to remain outside the accord, then there should be duties charged on American exports based on the amount of fossil fuels used in their manufacture.
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And Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron pledged during the election not to go into coalition with either the Tories or Labour. She said that the poor showing meant that she would need to "reflect" on voters' appetite for a new referendum.
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Then she said that there would be one, and that got the campaign off to a very bad start, and she never recovered. The solicitor, who has emerged as the kingmaker in the hung parliament , is married with two sons and a daughter.
Some studies suggest the United States will cut emissions as much as 19 percent by 2025 if it simply moves forward as is, he said.
Countries that are challenging USA leadership in the world, such as Russian Federation and China, have already reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Climate Accord, and China is criticizing the US for leaving.
Trump has sometimes dismissed man-made climate change as a hoax even though a United Nations panel of leading scientists says it is at least 95 percent probable that man-made emissions were the main cause of warming since the 1950s.
As the aftershocks of the Trump administration's June 1 rejection of the Paris Agreement continue to rumble, groups across the United States have rebelled against the decision to withdraw from the the worldwide climate pact.
"But one thing is clear, the accord is irreversible non-negotiable and the only instrument for fighting climate change", he told reporters.
Supporters of the USA withdrawal said the pact would impose unfair environmental standards on the US and endanger jobs in the fossil-fuel sector and other industries.
Leaders of the world's most industrialized countries had tried to persuade Trump to stick to the agreement in the last G7 major summit held in Taormina, Italy, on May 26-28.