President Barack Obama will speak on the topic of climate change Tuesday, according to his administration.
The president’s announcement came as he was attending a summit in the Pyrenees Mountains in northern France, where leaders from around the world are gathering to discuss climate change and the need for action to combat it.
During a news conference Tuesday, Obama said the president would lay out his administration’s strategy on climate change, including how it will tackle rising temperatures and how the United States will deal with its carbon emissions.
“Climate change is the most consequential threat facing our planet, and it is urgent that the American people understand what the President has done over the past decade to protect the country from this threat,” the White House said in a statement.
“This summit is an opportunity for President Obama to show that his leadership is strong and that he is committed to making our country stronger.”
The White House also said that the president will deliver remarks on his plan for energy security and climate change at the summit.
Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech in Paris on Friday.
“The United States has to lead in solving the climate challenge, and that means doing everything we can to ensure that our energy security is a reality for the next generation,” the statement said.
The White National Guard in Texas and the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change have already warned that the world will face a dire need for adaptation in the coming decades.