French President Emmanuel Macron has topped off his 3-day visit to the United States with a speech urging stronger action on climate change.
In a rare opportunity to speak directly to all Republican and Democrat lawmakers in Washington DC, Mr Macron chose to highlight the vital need to reduce carbon emissions.
“By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO2 emissions, and destroying our biodiversity — we are killing our planet. Let us face it. There is no planet B,” he added, which met with laughter and applause from both sides of the aisle.
Climate change has long been a divisive issue in US politics, especially among Republicans who often deny the decades-old scientific consensus on the issue.