The President Holds a Bilateral Meeting with the President of China in Paris

President Obama speaks before a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China. November 30, 2015.

The President Meets with the Prime Minister of India in Paris

President Obama speaks before a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. November 30, 2015.

11/30/15: White House Press Briefing

Paris, France.

“There is such a thing as being too late. And when it comes to climate change, that hour is almost upon us. But if we act here, if we act now, if we place our own short-term interests behind the air that our young people will breathe, and the food that they will eat, and the water that they will drink, and the hopes and dreams that sustain their lives, then we won’t be too late for them.” —President Obama on why the time to #ActOnClimate is now. #COP21

“Our generation may not even live to see the full realization of what we do here. But the knowledge that the next generation will be better off for what we do here—can we imagine a more worthy reward than that? Passing that on to our children and our grandchildren, so that when they look back and they see what we did here in Paris, they can take pride in our achievement.” —President Obama at the Paris climate conference on why we owe it to future generations to #ActOnClimate. #COP21 (Regram from @UNFoundation)

As President Obama gathers with world leaders at the #COP21 to discuss how we combat climate change on a global scale, we’re highlighting some of your photos that show the very real effects of climate change on our environment. Follow the President on his trip at This regram from @NatGeo’s @James_Balog shows the once-magnificent glacier in Sólheimajökull, Iceland, through the lens of a time-lapse camera. Running continuously for more than eight years, the camera has captured the dramatic shift of this receding glacier. #ActOnClimate

The President Addresses Climate Change at COP21

President Obama delivers remarks at COP21 in Paris on the global community’s need to address the threat of climate change. November 30, 2015.

President Obama Participates in the COP21 Opening Ceremony and Takes a Family Photo

Live from Le Bourget, France.

President Obama, President Hollande of France and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo each place a rose at a memorial in front of the Bataclan to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

President Barack Obama, with President Francois Hollande of France and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, carry white roses to a memorial site in front of Le Bataclan-the site of a terrorist attack-early Monday morning, Nov. 30.