Minister Roban At Climate Change Conference

November 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban recently attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

A Government spokesperson said, “Yesterday, Minister Roban participated in a meet-and-greet with the UK Overseas Territory [UKOT] delegations participating at COP26.

British Virgin Islands – Vincent Wheatley Joseph Smith-Abbott, Minister of Environment; Anguilla – Quincia Gumbs-Marie, Parliamentary Secretary Economic Development, Tourism, Natural Resource and Information Technology; Bermuda – Walter Roban, Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs; Turks & Caicos – Josephine Connolly, Minister for Tourism, Agriculture, Fisheries, Heritage and Environment; Cayman Islands – G. Wayne Pantor Premier and Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency; and Tristan Da Cunha – Stephanie Martin – Environment Policy Officer:

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“Today Minister Roban’s activities started with discussions with UKOT colleagues at the Commonwealth Pavilion on climate change and its impact on island nations. Following this, the Minister participated in investor roundtables on Attracting Clean Energy Investment in Small Island States, which was opened by the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Commonwealth Secretary-General.

“The day concluded with a discussion on creating business cases for Small Island States to attract finances for a clean energy sector. The case study used was that of the Seychelles Republic. Included in this discussion was the launch of a toolkit to assist Commonwealth members with creating business cases.

Turks & Caicos – Josephine Connolly, Minister for Tourism, Agriculture, Fisheries, Heritage and Environment; British Virgin Islands – Vincent Wheatley Joseph Smith-Abbott, Minister of Environment; Bermuda – Walter Roban, Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs; The Commonwealth – Patricia Scotland QC, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Commonwealth Secretary-General; and Anguilla – Quincia Gumbs-Marie, Parliamentary Secretary Economic Development, Tourism, Natural Resource and Information Technology:

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“As a reminder, the highlight of Bermuda’s involvement in COP26 in the UK Pavilion during COP26, Nature Day, will be on November 6. Minister Roban will lead an event entitled ‘Our Vision for Healthy Oceans.’

“The event will be thematically focused on raising awareness, protecting our oceans and how the Overseas Territories are taking action against climate change. Also, throughout the day, a video collaboration of all the Overseas Territories will be featured.

“The event and video collaboration will be live-streamed here.”

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