“Speaker Pelosi Leads Delegation to Madrid Climate Conference”

“It’s been a decade since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led lawmakers to the 2009 Copenhagen climate change summit. This year, she’s making a comeback.

The California Democrat arrives in Madrid Nov. 30 with 13 House members and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) to attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP 25), the annual gathering to foster global cooperation to avert catastrophic climate change.

Pelosi’s delegation will serve as a counterbalance to the Trump administration, which on Nov. 4 began the formal process of withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate accord to set national greenhouse gas reduction targets. “

Tiffany Stecker reports for Bloomberg Environment November 30, 2019.