U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) is part of a bicameral congressional delegation organized by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25).
The conference in Madrid, Spain convenes on Monday and lasts until Dec. 13. Organizers said it is “designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process.”
“Look around us: devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, melting glaciers and rising sea levels. This week, countries from every corner of the globe are coming together in Madrid for the United Nations Climate Conference. It’s an honor to join Speaker Pelosi and our strong Congressional Delegation in this important mission,” Dingell said.
She noted that the President Trump administration has moved to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, but said “it’s critical our nation be represented at the coalition.”
Dingell is a lead sponsor of a climate bill introduced last week that aims to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by 2050.
“Taking action to protect our planet is a public health decision for clean air and clean water for our children, an economic decision for creating the green, good-paying jobs of the future, a national security decision to address resource competition and climate migration and also a moral decision to be good stewards of God’s creation and pass a sustainable, healthy planet to the next generation,” Pelosi said. “On behalf of the U.S. Congress, I am proud to travel to COP25 to reaffirm the commitment of the American people to combating the climate crisis.”