President Obama on Saturday urged voters to demand a commitment to action on climate change from political candidates.

“Remind everyone who represents you, at every level of government, that there is no contradiction between a sound environment and a strong economy – and that sheltering future generations against the ravages of climate change is a prerequisite for your vote,” Obama said in his weekly address.

Obama used the address to promote the wide-ranging plan for second-term actions to battle global warming that the White House unveiled last Tuesday.

“The plan I have put forward to reduce carbon pollution and protect our country from the effects of climate change is the path we need to take. And if we remember what’s at stake – the world we leave to our children – I’m convinced that this is a challenge that we will meet,” he said.