Obama expected at mayors’ Chicago summit on climate change

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CHICAGO – Former President Barack Obama is expected to attend a gathering of mayors from around the globe convening in Chicago to discuss climate change after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a statement Monday saying he’s honored Obama will be joining the two-day North American Climate Summit Chicago, which wraps up on Tuesday.

Emanuel, a onetime White House chief of staff under Obama, says local leaders will “make meaningful commitments” to solutions.

Others expected to attend include Ed Lee of San Francisco, Valerie Plante of Montreal and Miguel Angel Mancera of Mexico City.