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Italy: Obama urges action on climate change at Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan02:10

Italy: Obama urges action on climate change at Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan

Italy, Milan
May 9, 2017 at 22:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

*UPSOUND* Summit host (English): "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the man that gives us hope, dreams, and made us become better people, please welcome President Barack Obama"

Former United States President Barack Obama exhorted action to be taken on climate change at a speech at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Tuesday.

Speaking of the Paris Agreement, Obama said that "working with people like Matteo [Renzi], we helped to lead the world to the first significant, global agreement for a low-carbon future." Warning the audience that "even if every country somehow puts the breaks on the emissions that exist today, climate change would still have an impact on our world for years to come."

The talk comes as serving President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a decision over withdrawing the US from the Paris climate change deal.

This is Obama's first overseas visit since his leaving office. On May 25 he will fly to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the day after, May 26, he will visit Scotland.

Italy: Obama urges action on climate change at Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan02:10
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*UPSOUND* Summit host (English): "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the man that gives us hope, dreams, and made us become better people, please welcome President Barack Obama"

Former United States President Barack Obama exhorted action to be taken on climate change at a speech at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Tuesday.

Speaking of the Paris Agreement, Obama said that "working with people like Matteo [Renzi], we helped to lead the world to the first significant, global agreement for a low-carbon future." Warning the audience that "even if every country somehow puts the breaks on the emissions that exist today, climate change would still have an impact on our world for years to come."

The talk comes as serving President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a decision over withdrawing the US from the Paris climate change deal.

This is Obama's first overseas visit since his leaving office. On May 25 he will fly to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the day after, May 26, he will visit Scotland.

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