Obama expected at mayors' Chicago summit on climate change

Obama laments lack of US climate leadership in Paris

Obama's Tuesday afternoon speech will unfold as Republican President Donald Trump has said he will pull the us out of the Paris climate accords in which nations agreed to lower carbon emissions.

Obama also met Saturday with France's former president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

There is no shortage of women coming forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, so former President Barack Obama has offered a simple way to fix the imbalance of power that leads to this toxic culture: Put more women into leadership positions.

"Not to generalize but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly due to their socialization", the former USA president said on Saturday at an invitation-only event during a visit to Paris, Agence France-Presse reported.

The French presidency said the private lunch was expected to include a presentation about the Obama Foundation.

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Mayors from around the world will gather in Chicago Monday as they prepare to sign a first-of-its-kind global agreement after President Donald Trump's Administration made a decision to walk away from the Paris climate accord. It's not a novelty anymore that the former president Obama has more supporters than Donald Trump.

"But despite that", Obama said, "you're seeing American companies and states and cities continuing to work on this issue".

Obama's visit comes as Macron pursues a tricky diplomatic strategy with Trump, whom he hosted as the guest of honour at the Bastille Day celebrations this year in an unsuccessful bid to change his mind on climate.

'I have more than other people who use it more often, ' Obama stated.

Obama launched earlier Saturday with Emmanuel Macron, meeting him for the first time after backing the French leader's presidential campaign.

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