World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit

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World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit
World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit

PARIS (AP) – More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accord.

Some 3,100 security personnel are fanned out around Paris for Tuesday’s event, including extra patrol boats along the Seine River. Macron will accompany the visiting leaders to the summit site on a river island by boat.

Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Elon Musk are among prominent figures joining the world leaders at the summit, which marks the second anniversary of the Paris accord.

Participants are expected to announce billions of dollars’ worth of projects to help poor countries and industries reduce emissions.

Macron, who’s also using the event to raise his international profile, did not invite Trump.

Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives on bicycle to meet Paris mayor Anne Hdalgo, Monday Dec. 11, 2017 in Paris. Schwarzenegger is in Paris to attend the One Planet climate summit Tuesday with more than 50 world leaders and co-hosted by the U.N. and the World Bank. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
FILE – In this July 13, 2017 file photo, U.S President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Macron announced a competition for the grants hours after Trump declared he would withdraw the U.S. from the global accord reached in Paris in 2015 to reduce climate-damaging emissions. Macron is unveiling the winners Monday Dec.11, 2017 evening ahead of a climate summit. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, left, is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, left, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron shake hands as they make declarations after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Ludovic MarinPool Photo via AP)
Member of the Elder group former Secretary-Generals of the United Nations Kofi Annan, right, and Ban Ki-moon, left, meet France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The Elders are a group of world figures who work for international peace. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
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