Washington, D.C. — Today, Chairman John Curtis of the Conservative Climate Caucus announced a delegation, privately sponsored by the Conservative Climate Foundation, including several members of the Caucus in the U.S House of Representatives, that will travel to the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Members of the trip include: Rep. John Curtis (UT-03), Rep. Greg Murphy R-NC), Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07), Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), and potentially others.
“America has, and will continue to be the global leader in developing clean energy innovation and responsible natural resource production,” said Chairman Curtis. “Republicans have solutions to reduce world emissions while providing affordable, reliable, and clean energy to our allies across the globe. Our delegation in Egypt will be the proof that the Republicans are not just at the climate table but leading with solutions.”
“Iowa is on the forefront of clean energy innovation and leads the nation in renewable energy exports. We have taken advantage of the geographic composure of our state and continue to find new ways to generate energy,” said Representative Miller-Meeks. “Iowa has proven that we have sustainable, reliable options, and I look forward to sharing our work with climate leaders from around the globe.”
“Our nation has been a global leader in clean energy production,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “House Republicans have been hard at work to support all-of-the-above energy solutions without sacrificing our energy security, affordability, and reliability. I am pleased to be joining my colleagues on this important delegation to demonstrate to the world that we have common sense solutions that will secure a brighter energy future for our nation and the world.”
“Through the power of American innovation, our nation is on the forefront of technological advancements that promote good stewardship of our abundant energy resources. It has led to meaningful emissions reductions without sacrificing our quality of life,” said Representative Walberg. “I look forward to joining my colleagues from the Conservative Climate Caucus in making the case for a solutions-oriented, market-driven approach on the international stage that is respectful of American innovation and freedom.”
“House Republicans have a common sense all-of-the-above energy plan to reduce emissions and keep our economy strong,” said Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. “Our conservative delegation looks forward to speaking with global partners about the United States’ role in developing economically and environmentally sustainable practices that will produce a stronger, healthier future for generations to come.”
“The United States has led the world in reducing emissions and it’s time to translate that success globally. We must take full advantage of the fact American resources, energy producers, and manufacturers are among the most carbon efficient in the world and innovative American companies are developing technology solutions to drive down emissions across the economy. Constraining American production or innovation while global demand for energy is increasing will only raise global emissions,” said Heather Reams, Co-chair of the Conservative Climate Foundation. “This impressive group of lawmakers’ participation in COP27 stands as a testament to the Republican Party’s commitment to addressing climate change. I look forward to provide an opportunity for these members to attend the COP, where the delegation will highlight Republican ideas to accelerate America’s efforts to reduce global emissions while lowering energy costs and enhancing American security.”
“Economic inflation, high gas and electricity prices, unrest in Eastern Europe, and global supply chain chaos have combined to create a global energy crisis. Yet, we’re incredibly optimistic,” said Rich Powell, Co-chair of the Conservative Climate Foundation. “It’s an honor to be able to provide an opportunity for the delegation to showcase their climate solutions on a global stage with a strategy that lowers costs, and provides cleaner, more secure energy to Americans and our allies around the world.”
The delegation will meet with stakeholders, conduct bilateral and multilateral conversations with attending nations, and learn about solutions from private enterprises to climate and energy issues.
Recently, a taskforce created by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and led by Congressman Garret Graves announced a six-point policy framework to show what the U.S. can do to ensure abundant energy across the globe:
1. Unlock American Resources
2. American Innovation
3. Let America Build
4. Beat China and Russia
5. Conservation with a Purpose
6. Build Resilient Communities
The delegation is hosted by the Conservative Climate Foundation a not-for-profit charitable and educational organization organized and operated under Section 501(c)(3). The organization’s mission is to engage and inform the public and policymakers about reducing global and domestic emissions with common sense, economic and environmentally sustainable strategies and solutions based on conservative principles.