Sep 18, 2014 5:23 PM

At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama next week is turning his sights overseas.

Obama will attend a United Nations climate summit where he will urge fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized next year in Paris.

White House officials say Obama will also announce new contributions by the U.S. to help other nations become more resilient to changing temperatures, aiming to increase pressure on countries like India and China to show they're not laggards in the global campaign against climate change.

Obama had hoped to focus in his second term on proactive, legacy-making projects like curbing climate change. But global crises in Ukraine, Iraq and elsewhere have competed for his attention.


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