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Ahead of COP28, Senator Markey, Congresswoman Velázquez Announce Legislation to Create Pathway for People Displaced by Climate Change

Ahead of the 28th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety, and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) announced the reintroduction of the Climate Displaced Persons Act (CDPA) to enact a national strategy that would provide a more equitable immigration pathway to the United States for people displaced by climate change and critical support for people affected by climate disasters internationally.

The CDPA is endorsed by a number of organizations, including the Women’s Refugee Commission.