SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Governor Lujan Grisham completed a successful itinerary at COP27, representing New Mexico on the world stage alongside international climate leaders.
The governor participated in talks with US leaders including White House national climate adviser Ali Zaidi, US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
“We’re never done learning from the state of New Mexico,” national climate adviser Zaidi said during a meeting panel discussion, in reference to the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently proposed methane rules. The agency oriented itself closely to New Mexico’s state-wide oil and gas regulations. He also highlighted New Mexico’s contributions to the nationwide effort to shut down abandoned oil and gas wells.
The governor also discussed ongoing efforts among Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming to create a multi-state clean hydrogen hub and innovation growth in New Mexico and across the country as a result of investments in clean energy and sustainability.
“I was incredibly proud to showcase our state’s efforts to take meaningful and lasting steps to combat climate change,” he said Governor Lujan Grisham. “New Mexico is a clear leader in the climate space and others are following our lead.”
Climate change remains a key priority for Lujan Grisham’s government, and leaders are developing a robust set of budgetary and legislative priorities for the upcoming parliamentary term, to be announced in the coming weeks.
Below are videos from several of the Governor’s public events at COP27.
The future is now: States are stepping up climate action across America
US Energy Earthshots: Decadal Goals to Advance the Clean Energy Transition (starts at 8:18)