Obama says women need to be in power because men have 'problems'

World leaders all set for Paris climate summit

According to Obama, more women should be in leadership roles "because men seem to be having some problems these days", according to AFP.

Mr. Obama praised the efforts of individual USA states and cities aimed at reducing carbon emissions, and said that America is still on track to meet climate goals set in past agreements.

Though Obama didn't mention President Donald Trump by name, the comment was a subtle jab at Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

China and India's leaders won't attend the Dec 12 meeting either, though each will send a minister, in what is billed as a follow-up to the landmark Paris climate accord reached in 2015.

"Not to generalise but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly due to their socialisation", Obama said at an invitation-only event during a visit to Paris.

Obama also said his daughters tried to teach him the unwritten rules of social media, which includes not following the rules of English grammar, to which Obama staunchly opposed the idea.

US President Trump'not invited to Paris climate summit
Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems'

Macron, 39, sought to channel Obama's "hope and change" message during his campaign for the presidency, focusing on mobilising grassroots support for his upstart centrist movement En Marche!

"Going forward, we need to modernise our economies in a way that is inclusive", he said.

Former President Barack Obama, who enacted the deal, is expected to make an appearance at the Tuesday event, City Hall sources told NBC 5.

Obama also met Saturday with France's former president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

Mayors from around the world will gather in Chicago Monday as they prepare to sign a first-of-its-kind worldwide agreement after President Donald Trump's Administration chose to walk away from the Paris climate accord.

That was the paycheck Obama cashed after speaking to a Wall Street bank in September.

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