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Deloitte In Bermuda Is Carbon Neutral For 2021

Deloitte In Bermuda Is Carbon Neutral For 2021

Deloitte in Bermuda and across the Caribbean Region announced that “for fiscal year 2021 our firm is Carbon Neutral.” A spokesperson said, “Making responsible climate choices has culminated in a great result. Deloitte in Bermuda and across the Caribbean Region is pleased to announce that for fiscal year 2021, our firm is Carbon Neutral. “We... Read more of this article

“BOPP Principals Briefing” Webinar On Dec 9

“BOPP Principals Briefing” Webinar On Dec 9

The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP] will be hosting their second free virtual public webinar series, B.E.A.C.H.—the BOPP Environmental Awareness Chat Hour on Thursday, December 9th at 6.00pm. A spokesperson said, “This series is designed to share with the broader island community a variety of topics related to BOPP, including perspectives... Read more of this article

21 Named Storms In 2021 Hurricane Season

21 Named Storms In 2021 Hurricane Season

[Updated] The active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has officially concluded having produced 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes of which four were major hurricanes – which makes it the third most active year on record in terms of named storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] said, “The active 2021 Atlantic... Read more of this article

GC Donates To Friends Of Bermuda Railway Trail

GC Donates To Friends Of Bermuda Railway Trail

The Garden Club of Bermuda has made a donation of $10,000 to the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail. A spokesperson said, “Most of the railway line, which opened in 1931 and ran until 1948, is now a trail which is used by many locals and tourists alike, never more so these past few months with the pandemic. Rosemary Holmes – Co-Chair GC 100th... Read more of this article

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

“Bermuda is committed to increasing our protection of our fragile ecosystem, reducing our carbon footprint, and mitigating the impact of climate change,” Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Minister said, “I rise to provide an update of my participation... Read more of this article

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

All service personnel who fill gases into refrigeration, chiller or freezer units will be required to have a Refrigerant Handlers Permit. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government is committed to minimizing Bermuda’s contribution to global warming/climate change. It continues to implement the requirements of the Montreal Protocol 1987 and... Read more of this article

Cahow Season On Track To Break More Records

Cahow Season On Track To Break More Records

The Cahow recovery program is moving into high gear, with the number of breeding pairs increasing from last year’s record of 143 to 156 this year. “In the Nonsuch Island A and B colonies alone, from which an incredible 102 chicks have fledged since the first chick to hatch on Nonsuch Island in over 300 years fledged in 2009 as a result of the... Read more of this article

Video: Minister & Seabased On Wave Technology

Video: Minister & Seabased On Wave Technology

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban will be holding a press conference this afternoon [Nov 22], and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 2.00pm. Update: The Government signed an agreement with Seabased Limited “who are committed to bringing wave technology to Bermuda,” the Minister said today. Minister... Read more of this article

Zoological Society Launch Micro Forest Project

Zoological Society Launch Micro Forest Project

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS], in partnership with RenaissanceRe, is initiating a pilot project to “promote biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage by creating several sustainable micro forests.” A spokesperson said, “To coincide with the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference [COP26], the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS],... Read more of this article

Jessica Byrne Speaks To Duke Of Cambridge

Jessica Byrne Speaks To Duke Of Cambridge

Bermudian journalist Jessica Byrne had an opportunity to speak with the Duke of Cambridge recently. The Bermuda London Office tweeted the photos below, saying, “Jessica Byrne, a young Bermudian journalist for @ThredMag had an opportunity to speak with HRH The Duke of Cambridge @kensingtonroyal about climate change and its impacts on British Overseas... Read more of this article

‘The Bermuda Difference In Climate Change’

‘The Bermuda Difference In Climate Change’

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban released the ‘Bermuda Difference in Climate Change and the UN Conference Of Parties, Glasgow’ document originally shared at the recent COP 26 event in Scotland. Minister Roban explained, “This document demonstrates Bermuda’s commitment to increase the protection of our fragile ecosystem,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda will be the first British Overseas Territory to join Blue Shield, a “new UK Government initiative aimed at tackling illegal fishing and other unlawful activities around the UK Overseas Territories.” A Government spokesperson said, “The first line of defence: Blue Shield maritime domain awareness programme established for UK Overseas... Read more of this article

BDA Promotes Bermuda’s Strengths At COP26

BDA Promotes Bermuda’s Strengths At COP26

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] said they “successfully promoted Bermuda as the world’s climate risk finance capital” at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference [COP26] in Glasgow, Scotland last week. On November 6, the BDA hosted a luncheon for a diverse group of 30 climate leaders and potential partners from around... Read more of this article