Climate change to be a priority of next year's G7 summit in Quebec

Canada intends to make climate change a priority when it hosts the G-7 summit in Quebec next year.

In the days following President Donald Trump's announcement last week that he is pulling the U-S out of the Paris climate accord, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with four of the current G-7 leaders: French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Except for the call with May, which focused on the recent attack in London, each conversation was about charting a path forward on climate change, international trade and sustainable development.

Canada has been taking steps to lead on climate changes alongside China and the European Union, with a ministerial meeting planned in Canada for September to discuss how to advance Paris and clean economic growth Canada will also host an intergovernmental panel on climate change in Montreal that same month.