Press Release

December 13, 2023
Bipartisan Senate Delegation Delivers Strong Messages at COP28

WASHINGTONU.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan delegation this weekend to Dubai for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP28. In addition to Cardin, the delegation included Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.). As a whole, the delegation – all veterans of previous COP meetings – sought to deliver a clear message that the U.S. Congress was concerned, engaged and must do more to address the causes and effects of climate change. Individually, each senator had a robust schedule of meetings and speaking engagements.

Key events included a panel discussion at the U.S. Center Pavilion. Click here for highlights.

The full bipartisan delegation also participated in a press conference on Sunday, December 10. Click here for excerpts of the press conference.