February 12, 2016

Whitehouse to Attend the Munich Security Conference with John McCain

Washington, DC – This weekend, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will lead a bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress at the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.  Whitehouse and McCain have traveled together regularly in recent years, including to previous Munich Security Conferences.

While at the conference, Whitehouse is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion entitled “Climate Security After Paris: Is the Heat Still On?”  The discussion will explore the international security challenges associated with climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement, among other topics.  The session will be broadcast live on the conference website

“I’m honored to join Senator John McCain and other leaders from around the world once again this year,” Whitehouse said.  “The effects of climate change threaten our global security and international stability.  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.”   

In addition to participating in the panel discussion on climate change, Whitehouse will spend the weekend meeting with top U.S. and foreign officials to discuss a range of international security issues.  En route to Germany, the delegation will also visit Serbia to tour refugee processing facilities and meet with senior Serbian government officials.

The conference was founded in 1963 by Ewald von Kleist, a prominent German publisher.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to speak at this year’s conference.


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