Indiana governor traveling to UN climate summit in Egypt

Indiana governor traveling to UN climate summit in Egypt
November 3, 2022 The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is planning his fifth overseas trip of the year, this time to attend a U.N. climate conference in Egypt.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office announced Wednesday that he would take part in the COP27 climate change conference. Holcomb’s schedule includes giving a speech about Indiana’s efforts to increase use of clean energy in the state, the governor’s office said.

“I look forward to highlighting the ongoing ways Hoosiers continue to pioneer the way forward, develop sustainable solutions, and lead productive global conversations,” Holcomb said in a statement.

Holcomb and state Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers will be part of an Indiana delegation arriving Sunday in Egypt and returning to Indiana on Nov. 12. The trip is being paid for with private donations to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation, the governor’s office said.

Holcomb also plans meetings with businesses and foreign governments and organizations during the conference drawing leaders from nearly 200 nations to the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The governor has made four previous economic development this year, including to Germany and Switzerland last month and to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in May. Holcomb made two trips in the spring that took him to Sweden, Great Britain, Monaco, Slovakia and Israel.

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1 Comment

  1. Nissi Nwaozuzu 2 years ago

    I think it’s fantastic that Governor Eric Holcomb is taking the time to attend the COP27 climate change conference. Our country’s leaders need to be involved in global conversations about sustainability and climate change.

    I hope Governor Holcomb will learn more about what other countries are doing to combat climate change and bring some of those ideas back to Indiana.

    I also hope that he will be able to share some of the things we are doing in Indiana to help the environment. All of us need to do our part to protect our planet.

    Thank you, Governor Holcomb, for your leadership on this issue.

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