President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president CNN's Don Lemon: Anyone supporting Trump ‘complicit' in racism DOJ warrant of Trump resistance site triggers alarm MORE today told the Governors' Global Summit on Climate Change, hosted in Los Angeles by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), that his presidency will usher in a new era of U.S. leadership on climate change.

"My presidency will mark a new chapter in America's leadership on climate change that will strengthen our security and create millions of new jobs in the process," Obama told the conference via videotaped message. "Once I take office, you can be sure that the United States will once again engage vigorously in these negotiations and help lead the world toward a new era of global cooperation on climate change."

See Obama's taped message below: