“I want to be very, very clear.
I want to put out a statement today that the United States of America, and the rest of the world, is ready to meet the challenge of climate change,” Mr. Trump said in a phone interview with Fox News.
“And that’s the problem.”
But the president was not clear on the scope of the new effort, or how much he would commit to it.
Mr. Obama said last week he will “be ready for a fight” against climate-related threats.
He also has said that he will be the first president to announce a major climate change action plan.
But Mr. Pence and Mr. Kelly have said they will not announce their plan until they receive a detailed budget from the administration.
The White House and Mr Trump’s administration have said that the plan will outline ways to increase investment in renewable energy, cut emissions, and encourage economic growth in the face of the growing threat of climate disruption.
In his Fox News interview, Mr. Tillerson said he was “not going to be part of a rush to get into a global deal.”
“The president’s been very clear that the world needs a global agreement on climate change, and he’s going to keep working to achieve that,” he said.
The administration is working to convince Congress to pass a clean energy bill that would create a government-wide carbon tax that Mr. Perry has called the “most important domestic tax in the world.”
Mr. Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general who has said he would be an environmental crusader, said that “we are going to go back to the drawing board” on the plan and “will have a plan.”
But he added that the U.S. would be prepared to meet any international commitments on climate action.
“We will be ready to go to a global climate deal,” Mr Priester said.
“This is the way we’re going to do it.
It’s the way you’re going do it, and it’s the path you’re taking.”
The administration has also said it will “explore all options” to try to convince China to do more to reduce its emissions.
The two leaders are also negotiating with South Korea, which is expected to join the Paris climate agreement.
The leaders also will meet with leaders of other nations on Tuesday, including Russia, India, and Brazil.
“The United States is committed to working with all countries on this issue, including China, to make progress on the climate crisis,” the White House said in an official statement.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is expected in Paris in late November.
The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by the middle of the century.
The Trump administration has proposed withdrawing from the treaty and moving toward a global cap-and-trade system to curb emissions.
But a panel of scientists from the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and others have said the deal could lead to major losses in health care, education, agriculture, and other sectors.
China, India and other developing countries are expected to push to ratify the treaty this fall, although many conservatives in Congress have expressed concerns that it could encourage China to pursue economic and social reforms.
The talks come as Mr. Ryan, who is a former governor of Wisconsin, has become the face and voice of the anti-globalization movement.
He is expected at the summit, along with Mr. Kerry and the other leaders, to deliver a speech in which he said the U,S., and other nations have a responsibility to confront climate change.
“When the president talks about climate change today, I think he’s really talking about his own personal agenda,” Mr Ryan said in March.
“I think it’s a conversation that is going to take place on the world stage, but it’s going do so with a different tone than we’ve seen in years past.”
Mr Ryan has also advocated a more aggressive approach to climate change than Mr Trump, who has proposed scrapping the Kyoto Protocol, a landmark international agreement designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
He has also promised to reverse some of the Obama administration’s climate policies, including a pledge to reduce the U-turn on greenhouse gas regulations, and has called for “an aggressive withdrawal” from the Paris accord.
The president’s climate change plan is a major departure from his predecessor, Barack Obama, who focused more on domestic economic development than tackling global warming.
The transition of power in the Whitehouse came as the president faces a crowded field of Republican candidates vying to succeed him.
Former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney, a longtime foe of Mr. Scott’s, has vowed to help Mr. Ross, a fellow Republican who has endorsed Mr. Romney.
He said on Fox News on Monday that he believes the president is “very close” to announcing his plan.
“He’s on track,”