President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaThe Hill's 12:30 Report Rep. Kinzinger: Trump 'doesn’t talk very strong on Russia, but acts very strong on Russia' Spicer hits back at Obama for criticism of Senate health bill 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: