President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhat Trump can learn from Reagan on Presidents' Day Trump's next immigration challenge may be beyond the northern border Five big Trump narratives to watch 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: