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Obama to Attend UN Climate Summit in Show of U.S. Commitment

  • Biden to be joined by ex-president, a dozen top U.S. officials
  • White House struggling to win passage of its climate agenda
Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former President Barack Obama plans to attend the United Nations climate summit next month in Glasgow as the White House looks to flood the pivotal meeting with dignitaries to demonstrate U.S. commitment to curb global warming.

Obama will meet with young activists and deliver remarks on the threat posed by climate change during his time in Scotland, his office said in a statement. President Joe Biden is planning a show of force at the summit, attending himself along with at least a dozen top American officials.