Curtis leads House Republicans at UN climate change event in Egypt

Chairman of the Conservative Climate Caucus John Curtis (R-UT) is leading a delegation of U.S. House Republicans who are attending the 2022 United Nations climate change conference in Egypt to advance policies that reduce emissions and spur innovation.

The conference, known as COP27, is being held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from Nov. 6-18. U.S. Rep. Curtis is attending the event with U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), along with several other Republican members of the caucus. 

Rep. Curtis said the United States will continue to be a world leader in responsible natural resource production and clean energy innovation. 

“Republicans have solutions to reduce world emissions while providing affordable, reliable, and clean energy to our allies across the globe,” Rep. Curtis said. “Our delegation in Egypt will be the proof that the Republicans are not just at the climate table but leading with solutions.” 

The congressman’s office said the delegation will meet with stakeholders, conduct bilateral and multilateral talks with attending nations, and learn about solutions to climate and energy issues from private enterprises.

“Iowa is on the forefront of clean energy innovation and leads the nation in renewable energy exports,” said Rep. Miller-Meeks. “We have taken advantage of the geographic composure of our state and continue to find new ways to generate energy.”

The delegation is privately sponsored by the Conservative Climate Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inform the public and policymakers about reducing global and domestic emissions with economic and environmentally sustainable solutions based on conservative principles.