Senator Carper’s Mission to COP28: Touting U.S. Climate Progress
U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, recently concluded his mission to the annual United Nations climate conference, COP28, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During his visit, he highlighted the significant climate progress that the United States has made in recent years, showcasing key legislative achievements and international commitments.
A Strong Delegation
Senator Carper was part of a Senate delegation led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The delegation also included Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i).
Proudly Leading the Way
“As the largest historic emitter, the United States has an obligation to significantly reduce our emissions and lead by example, which I can proudly say we are now doing,” said Senator Carper. “COP28 was an opportunity to demonstrate to the world how our nation is addressing climate change from major emission sources, such as transportation and power sectors, while also generating numerous high-quality jobs. We made it clear that the United States is fully committed to the climate fight.”
Continuing the Progress
Senator Carper emphasized his ongoing commitment to overseeing the effective implementation of recent climate and clean energy victories. He also expressed his intention to advance bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s nuclear industry, confirm nominees who share their goals, and pursue other avenues for progress. Additionally, Senator Carper pledged to collaborate with the Biden Administration in identifying opportunities to further the nation’s climate agenda, including efforts to reduce methane emissions from landfills. He remains optimistic about the potential for progress in the coming year.
Engaging at COP28
During COP28, the Senate delegation received briefings from U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and State Department officials. They also held meetings with foreign delegations from Ukraine, the European Union, Japan, and other nations. Senator Carper actively participated in discussions centered around infrastructure resiliency, global methane reductions, and clean trade and supply chains.
Photos of Senator Carper and the delegation can be found here.
The mission to COP28 by Senator Carper and the Senate delegation marked a significant moment in highlighting the United States’ climate progress and commitment to global climate action. Through legislative accomplishments and active engagement, the United States is leading the way in addressing climate change and creating a sustainable future.
Read More of this Story at www.epw.senate.gov – 2023-12-13 03:52:54
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