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GLASGOW, Scotland — U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a news conference at the COP26 climate talks on Tuesday.
House Speaker Pelosi is expected to speak at 10:15 a.m. ET. Watch the event in the player above.
Pelosi is leading a delegation of congressional Democrats to the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow this week to send a message that the United States has rejoined international initiatives to curb climate change after the Trump years.
Pelosi has called for putting women and girls at the center of efforts to fight climate change, saying they are disproportionately affected by the impacts of a warming planet.
Global warming “is a threat multiplier, amplifying and accelerating existing inequities in our economies and societies,” Pelosi said during a Tuesday meeting focused on gender and climate change.
A report by the U.N. Development Program has estimated that 80% of those displaced by climate change are women.
Pelosi said a $1.85 trillion package of measures focused on health, family and climate change reflected the Biden administration’s goal to “build back better with women.” Democratic holdouts have the bill currently stalled in Congress.
Echoing President Joe Biden, Pelosi said: “America is back together for the planet, for the women, for our children”
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