House Republicans announced on Thursday they will send a five-strong delegation to next week's United Nations climate conference as they try to overturn misconceptions that conservatives oppose efforts to tackle climate change.
It means they will be represented for the first time at the annual gathering of leaders and activists.
The delegation will be led by Rep. Garrett Graves, ranking member on the House Select Climate Committee, and include Reps. Dan Crenshaw, David McKinley, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and John Curtis, chairman of the Conservative Climate Caucus.
Their itinerary in Glasgow, Scotland, includes meeting conservatives from around the world and a visit to a company pioneering efforts to match clean energy with demand.
Graves said it was an opportunity to ensure the international community heard all perspectives from the United States.
'At a time when American families are worried about soaring energy costs and the Biden administration is begging foreign governments to bail us out, Republicans want to bring better and proven solutions to the table that will result in lower global emissions and costs for consumers without undermining the economy or increasing reliance on known American adversaries,' he said.
'We look forward to constructively engaging key stakeholders and discussing evidence-based strategies to chart America’s clean energy future.'
Rep. Garrett Graves, ranking member on the House Select Climate Committee, will lead a five-strong Republican delegation to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland
Rep. John Curtis, chairman of the Conservative Climate Caucus, and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will be part of the team flying to Glasgow on Nov. 6
Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Rep. David McKinley will be in Scotland for four days, meeting with conservatives, business leaders and industry figures as they push for climate change solutions that don't compromise jobs, the economy or U.S. energy independence
World leaders are due to arrive in Glasgow on Sunday for the annual United Nations Conference of the Parties.
It is the 26th time it has been held, making this event COP26.
The aim is to agree measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep the global temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Some 20,000 people will attend talks, including government representatives, scientists and policy experts.
Although Republicans have attended before, this is the first time that the House caucus has sent a delegation.