(CNN) – Arnold Schwarzenegger will jump into the mix of world leaders convening in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly.
The former California governor, who backed strict emissions controls while in office, is set to discuss clean energy practices Tuesday at a forum focused on combating climate change in the private sector.
He’s known as a steady advocate for environmental protections and has criticized fellow Republicans who question man-made impacts to climate change.
Schwarzenegger completed his second term as Republican governor earlier this year. His departure was soon followed by scandal when he admitted to fathering a child outside his marriage more than a decade ago.