Congresswoman Escobar Joins Congressional Delegation to COP26
Washington, D.C., November 9, 2021
Tags: Environment and Energy
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), joined a congressional delegation led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the 26th United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26).
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, joined a congressional delegation led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the 26th United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26).
“As a member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, I am honored to be part of this congressional delegation to the COP26 summit to support and reinforce America’s commitment to bold climate action,” said Congresswoman Escobar (TX-16).“With El Paso already experiencing extreme weather, supercharged by climate change, it is imperative for global leaders to work together to protect vulnerable communities like mine, build clean and resilient economies, and save our planet for future generations. Let’s make this happen.”
At COP26, Congresswoman Escobar participated in a press conference with her colleagues of the congressional freshman class of 2018, they highlighted the need for climate action in America and the power of climate mobilization. Additionally, the delegation will participate in bilateral meetings, panel discussions, and other engagements with global leaders on top climate priorities, including the recent IPCC report, gender equity, and public-private sector coordination on climate action.
The COP26 summit, hosted by the United Kingdom in partnership with Italy, brings international parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. More than 190 world leaders, including President Joe Biden, have attended or will attend the summit, along with negotiators, senior government representatives, businesses, and advocates.
The Members of the delegation are: