The former U.S. President was invited to speak at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan on Tuesday (May 9). Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Former U.S. President Barack Obama was in Milan on Tuesday (May 9) speaking at the Global Food Innovation Summit, a conference dealing with the effect of innovation and climate change on food availability. His speech centred on his work during his presidency to combat the effects of climate change, adding "our changing climate is already making it more difficult to produce food. We have already seen shrinking yields and spiking food prices that in some cases are leading to political instability." The current U.S. President, Donald Trump, has reduced the ambition of U.S. pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Tickets to attend the Milan event were on sale for 850 euro (926 USD) each and sold out within days. Obama's remarks in Milan are one of few public appearances he has made since leaving office in January.