Eight Charities To Participate In Climate Summit

June 22, 2023 | 1 Comment

Eight local environmental charities will participate in “climate risk solution conversations” at the second annual Bermuda Climate Summit.

A spokesperson said, “Eight local environmental charities will participate in important climate risk solution conversations at the second annual Bermuda Climate Summit, presented by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA], in partnership with KBRA.

“Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ], Bermuda Audubon Society, Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences [BIOS], Bermuda National Trust [BNT], Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP], Beyond Plastic, Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and Living Reefs Foundation, will all provide delegates with information about their stewardship of Bermuda’s environment and natural resources. Five eco-excursions, including tree-planting and environmental clean-ups, have also been organised.

Dr. Ian Walker, Principal Curator, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ], said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] has been teaching about Bermuda’s environment for over four decades. We believe it is essential for each generation to understand the importance of our island environment home and how uniquely fragile it is.

“Climate change is a massive threat to all of us, especially those living on islands, and it is essential that we and the rest of the world gain a better understanding of the challenges and how we can combat them. The Bermuda Climate Summit involves global businesses that are uniquely positioned to help move the needle in that regard and the BZS is pleased to help spread that message and what we are doing to make a difference.”

The spokesperson said, “Slav Gatchev, Managing Director for Sustainable Debt at the Nature Conservancy will moderate a ‘Biodiversity: Our Strongest Natural Defence Against Climate Change’ panel featuring: Osho Jha, Co-Founder and CEO, dClimate and Co-Founder, Arbol, James Kench, Head of Insurance, KITA, Natalia Moudrak, Climate Resiliency Leader, AON, and Dr. Robbie Smith, Curator of Natural History Museum, Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ].”

Cheryl Ann Mapp, Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP] Blue Economy Specialist, said, “BOPP is honoured to be invited again to participate in the second annual Bermuda Climate Summit.

“The Bermuda Climate Summit is an opportunity to hear from global leaders in their fields, and this year’s agenda touches on many aspects of what the Blue Prosperity Plan is working to achieve, including managing Bermuda’s marine environment to improve its resilience to climate change and exploring investment opportunities in sustainability initiatives and the blue economy.”

The spokesperson said, “Ms. Mapp will speak on a ‘Closing the Skills Gap – Green and Blue Jobs of the Future’ panel moderated by Zayne Sinclair, OW2 Youth Ambassador, and featuring Rob Du Boff, Senior ESG Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence, Kaitlin Noyes, Director of Education and Community Engagement, BIOS and Jeffrey Steynor, Principal Engineer, Liberty [Bermuda].

“Bermuda’s Deputy Premier Walter Roban will kick off the proceedings at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club on June 26, with a conversation with Jim Nadler, President & CEO, KBRA, followed by a keynote luncheon with Suzanne Johnson, Senior Advisor, United Nations [UN] Global Compact Ocean Stewardship Coalition. Joshua Rosenberg, Chief Risk Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will bring the event to a close on June 27, alongside Stephen Weinstein, BIOS Chair and past BDA-Chair.”

Mr. Weinstein said, “Bermuda’s future as a global capital for climate finance is built on a foundation of blue chip, globally renowned regulatory excellence, business leadership in reinsurance and insurance, and the human capital that has built up on the Island over the decades.

“The solutions we need to adapt to climate change and foster transition require business, public policy, and applied science innovation and collaboration across those domains. The century long legacy of the BIOS; Bermuda’s deep infrastructure of business, research and regulatory expertise and talent; and culture of daring but disciplined innovation all contributes to Bermuda’s ideal positioning for climate leadership.”

David Hart, BDA CEO, said, “Climate risk is global, but it is important to remember that this work starts at a local level. Bermuda is the perfect place to develop climate risk solutions, attract and deploy capital investments and create blue and green jobs of the future. We encourage the public not to miss this opportunity to meet these global climate leaders and engage in this important dialogue.”

The spokesperson said, “Click here to register. The full agenda can be viewed on the BDA website.”

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  1. LOL - the real one says:

    Open call to all the environmental charities representatives to test your basic subject matter knowledge.

    Quiz Question 1: For 10 points, correctly answer:
    I am one of the most highly regarded climate scientists working today. The winner of many awards who invented the debunked Hockey Stick graph made famous by Al Gore that “proved” AGW. I also twice falsely claimed in US Federal Court to be a Nobel Laureate by winning the 2007 Noble Peace Prize. Who am I?

    Quiz Question 2: For 10 points, correctly answer:
    According to NASA and expressed as a percentage, how certain is NASA on ranking “hottest year” claims and why?

    Quiz Question 3: For 10 points, correctly answer:
    Why can’t NOAA, NASA, the IPCC, and the USGCRP agree on one definition of “climate change?”

    Quiz Question 4: For 10 points, correctly answer:
    Use Green Outcome Based Math to solve: Expressed as a percentage, what is 75 divided by 10,257?

    10 extra points will be added to your score for participating. Thank you.

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