A member of Congress from Tampa addressed the UN climate summit in Egypt

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Kathy Castor. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (25 April 2019).

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Last week a member of Congress from Tampa participated in a press conference with other members of the U.S. congressional delegation.

Kathy Castor (D-FL) is chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Her office provided this partial transcript and a video (below) of the press conference.

“Guided by the most effective speaker in the history of the House of Representatives, we’re proud to stand in front of the world today and reflect on the historic progress we’ve made in Congress to start solving the climate crisis. I’m particularly proud of the work done by our Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which launched in 2019 and immediately set to work heeding the warnings of scientists, bridging strong coalitions, and building a roadmap for Congress to build a clean energy economy rooted in justice and prosperity for every American. Our Members led the way with our Climate Crisis Action Plan, which became the basis for our historic climate law – the Inflation Reduction Act – as well as additional progress in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS Act, and others.

“Now we’ve got to keep building on those outcomes – and time is of the essence. President Biden is working hard to ramp up our efforts to support vulnerable nations and to build partnerships that will cut global pollution and build resilience across the globe. It’s a historic moment of climate action out of the United States of America. And we hope it’ll help us build momentum to cut costs for everyone, cut pollution, and meet our obligation to save the planet. It’s an honor to stand with Speaker Pelosi and my colleagues as we celebrate our accomplishments and look at additional opportunities ahead.”

Here is the full video of the U.S. congressional delegation’s press conference at COP27:

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