UN General Assembly Kicks Off With Climate Summit

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Jason DeCrow / AP Photo
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Jason DeCrow / AP Photo

UN General Assembly Kicks Off With Climate Summit

After days of indicating that he would skip the U.N. Climate Summit to host an address on religious freedom, President Trump joined it partway through as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking. Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg also spoke at the summit. We recap with the Environmental Law and Policy Center’s executive director, Howard Lerner.