Sen. Whitehouse to discuss warming’s impact to global security

Source: Amanda Reilly, E&E reporter • Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) will attend an annual security conference in Munich this weekend where he’ll also participate in a discussion on climate change.

Whitehouse and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) are leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Munich Security Conference. The senators have traveled together to previous security conferences in the German city.

The Rhode Island Democrat will participate in a panel tomorrow that will “explore the international security challenges associated with climate change,” as well as countries’ efforts to put in place the Paris climate deal.

Ilham Aliyev, the president of Azerbaijan, is among those scheduled to appear on the panel with Whitehouse.

“The effects of climate change threaten our global security and international stability,” Whitehouse said in a statement. “I look forward to discussing how we can combat the changes we’re seeing around the world, and how we can address this issue on a global scale.”