Speaker Rendon Leads Assembly Delegation to United Nations Climate Conference

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SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) will lead a delegation of Assemblymembers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. The goal of the Assembly delegation will be to inspire other nations to adopt more urgent climate policies and to learn progressive policies from other nations that may benefit California.

“California, with the Assembly in a leadership position, has worked hard for well over a decade to reduce our state’s greenhouse gas emissions, develop new clean industries and give low-income communities tools for dealing with climate change. I’m looking forward to sharing what we have learned and talking about the challenges we still face. We need to continue the drastic reduction of our emissions, reduce our reliance on carbon fuels, and build communities that are resilient to climate change. Catastrophic sea rise, drought, flooding and fires are all things we face in California. This conference should help our state continue its global leadership,” said Rendon.

Assembly Delegation at COP26

WHEN: Saturday, November 6 – Wednesday, November 10, 2021

WHERE: Glasgow, Scotland

DELEGATION: Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon; Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas); Assemblymember Isaac Bryan (D-Los Angeles); Assemblymember Lisa Calderon (D-Whittier); Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale); Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella); Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance); Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta); Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley); Assemblymember Christopher Ward (D-San Diego).

Meeting Itinerary (Educational seminars on climate action to be selected day-of):

Saturday, November 6:

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Meeting with Clean Air Task Force on Carbon Capture Technologies

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Meeting with Representatives from Baden-Württemberg, Germany on Green Transportation, Climate Adaptation, and Hydrogen Development

Sunday, November 7:

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Meeting with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Delegation from India

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Meeting with Gene Gebolys, CEO of World Energy, on Low-Carbon Fuels

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Climate Action Reserve Briefing

Monday, November 8:

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Meeting with Scottish Energy Division and Marine Scotland on Off-Shore Wind Resources

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Meeting with Officials from the City of Paris on Extreme Heat and Climate Adaptation

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Meeting with Pew Foundation on Blue Carbon

Tuesday, November 9:

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Meeting with Australian Representatives on Wildfires

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Meeting with Professor from the University of Gothenburg on Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector  

Wednesday, November 10:

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Off-Shore Wind Tour in Aberdeen, Scotland


Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: www.asmdc.org/speaker

CONTACT: Katie Talbot, katie.talbot@asm.ca.gov