President Obama on Tuesday will lay out a plan including executive actions, which can be put into effect without Congressional approval, to combat climate change, news reports say.
No details were released about the plan. But in the speech, he is expected to pledge to curb carbon emissions from existing power plants, a top priority for environmentalists, The Hill reports.
"This Tuesday, I'll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go - a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it," the president said in a video posted on the White House web site on Saturday. "This is a serious challenge - but it's one uniquely suited to America's strengths."