U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his special envoy for climate action.
The former politician and billionaire businessman will be responsible for supporting a U.N. Climate Summit next year to review the success of the 2015 Paris climate accord aimed at curbing the production of greenhouse gases.
Bloomberg said: "Every once in a while our government or others in the country sounds like they're not on the agenda. But I think long term America has shown that it supports the United Nations. It supports the process that the U.N. is in favor of and championing."
Bloomberg said he hopes President Trump will reverse his decision to pull the United States out of the landmark treaty signed by more than 200 nations and entities.