WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) will travel to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt to participate in COP27, the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference. Congressman Peters is scheduled to participate in conversations about clean energy and climate resilience and meet with government and business leaders.
“Recent extreme weather events, including wildfires, heat waves, floods, and droughts all point to the growing urgency of the climate crisis,” said Rep. Peters. “COP27 is great opportunity to help advance new clean technologies, help communities adapt to the effects of climate change, and solidify a global trade network that rewards climate leadership. I’m honored to participate in another international climate change conference to reaffirm the United States’ role in international climate policy and learn from representatives from across the globe.”
Rep. Peters will be traveling to Egypt with a bipartisan delegation including Reps. Stacey Plaskett (Virgin Islands-At Large), Andrew Garbarino (NY-02), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), David Joyce (OH-14), and Brad Schneider (IL-10). This group of Members was invited to COP27 by the Climate Solutions Foundation, an organization working to advance bipartisan collaboration on climate change among elected officials, environmental groups and business leaders.
COP27 marks the third international climate conference Rep. Peters has attended as a Member of the House of Representatives. One year ago, he traveled to the United Kingdom for COP26. He also traveled to Madrid for COP25 in 2019 as part of a delegation led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In the 117th Congress, Rep. Peters has successfully advanced several bills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In June 2021, President Biden signed a resolution introduced by Congressman Peters to reinstate methane emissions regulations. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), signed into law one year ago, included record funding for climate resilience and advanced clean technologies like hydrogen and carbon capture. IIJA also included Rep. Peters’ POWER ON Act to expand renewable energy and help accelerate the development of interstate transmission lines.
Most recently, Rep. Peters helped secure notable climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act including billions in tax credits and grant programs to support essential climate technologies like solar, wind, and carbon capture. Rep. Peters has also introduced bills to combat the climate crisis including the METHANE ACT to curb dangerous methane emissions, the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act to prepare the nation for climate change-fueled extreme weather, and the Federal Carbon Dioxide Removal Leadership Act to help deploy critical technologies that remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.