Obama laments lack of United States climate leadership in Paris

Obama laments lack of United States climate leadership in Paris

Obama never mentioned specific names, of course, although he did make reference to a "temporary absence of American leadership" while discussing climate change - a move that the Telegraph says prompted some scattered laughter.

Huffington Post just reported that the former president Barack Obama is throwing shade at his replacement, Donald Trump.

Around 100 leaders were invited to what President Emmanuel Macron called the One Planet Summit in July following Trump's announcement that he would withdraw the United States from the agreement that has been signed by 197 countries and territories.

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The earliest the U.S. can withdraw from the Paris agreement is November 2020.

China and India's leaders won't attend the Dec 12 meeting either, though each will send a minister, in what is billed as a follow-up to the landmark Paris climate accord reached in 2015.

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

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Former US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to "snap judgements to complex issues" and warned leaders to think before tweeting.

"Not to generalise, but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly due to their socialisation", said the 56-year-old Democrat who left office in January.

In comments likely to raise eyebrows in Brussels, Obama said that although Europeans should not take for granted what the European project has accomplished since the end of World War Two, decision-making in the EU could be improved.

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Obama was seen as a major catch for Les Napoleons, a relatively unknown networking group set up in 2014 and claiming a membership of some 3,000.

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