Posted on November 9, 2022 by Jane Reynolds
With a new Congress on the horizon, what’s next for climate policy is top of mind for many – but America isn’t the only country with climate in the spotlight this fall. From November 6-18, delegates from all over the world are gathering in Egypt for the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to discuss solutions for lowering carbon emissions around the world.
Since the first COP meeting in Berlin, Germany in 1995, member nations, or Parties, have been meeting on a nearly annual basis to discuss global climate action. This year, at the 27th conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the Parties are focusing on taking actions to address the effects of climate change, including reducing carbon emissions and building more resilient communities around the globe.
ClearPath is a founding member of the Conservative Climate Foundation (CCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to educate lawmakers and the public about reducing emissions with common-sense, economically feasible solutions based on conservative principles. Last year, CCF brought a first-of-its-kind Congressional delegation (CODEL) of four House Republicans to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and this year, CCF is arriving with a larger delegation in Sharm El-Sheikh.
CCF’s 2022 CODEL includes:
- Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX)
- Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)
- Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)
- Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA)
- Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC)
- Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Several of these Members are part of the House Energy, Climate and Conservation Task Force, which has rolled out a policy agenda focused on leveraging American innovation, modernizing permitting, unlocking American resources, restoring global energy leadership, building resilient communities, and utilizing natural climate solutions. The Members will also have an opportunity to showcase this plan before the Conference when they take the stage at the U.S. Center within COP27 on November 11.
Nearly all members of the CODEL are also part of the 73-Member Conservative Climate Caucus. The Caucus works to educate House Republicans on climate policies consistent with conservative values and bring more Republicans to the table on solutions that will support our economy, American workers, and national security.
By shifting the conversation and amplifying conservative voices on climate, we can find durable, bipartisan solutions to the climate challenge – not just in the U.S., but on the global stage.