Aruba will host the first conference on climate and energy “Caribbean Climate & Energy Conference (CCEC)”

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The Aruban government welcomes all delegations

Oranjestad – Aruba along with The Netherlands is organizing the first Caribbean Climate & Energy Conference (CCEC) that will take place from the 10th to the 12th of May in Aruba.

Seeing how the small islands are vulnerable to the changes in the climate and the negative effects that are already being experienced, Aruba and The Netherlands see a need in promoting cooperation in climate action between the small islands worldwide, organizing for the first time a conference on this topic.

The Aruban governments vision is to transition to renewable energy. At the moment Aruba is at 17% renewable energy and have to reach a 35 percentile by 2024. By the year 2023 the island should be at 50% renewable energy. This is the way Aruba plans to contribute to limiting the global warming of 1.5 celsius.

With the invitation of the Prime Minister of Aruba and the Minister of Climate and Energy from The Netherlands Rob Jetten, representatives of various different countries and organizations will meet at Aruba during these dates. Representatives of the Caribbean region, stakeholders, islands in the pacific, organizations of United Nations, knowledge institutes and financial institutes will also be present at the conference.

The Program will consist of various parts, with the first day focusing on the transition of climate and energy in the Dutch Kingdom as well as discussing important points in terms of cooperation to achieve the climactic goals of Paris 2030. Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Saba, Saint Marten, Saint Eustatius and The Netherlands will represent in this area.

The second day of the conference will focus on the international orientation. After this, a wide panel of different countries and organizations will talk about the climate action that is necessary for all islands in the world. The main goal is to share the best practices and create more awareness on what kind of climate action there is on these islands and how effective cooperation between these islands can be. Mexico, Marshall Islands, Grenada, Suriname, Panama, Belize, St. Marten, St. Eustatius, Saba, Curacao and Bonaire have already confirmed attendance.

On the last day of the conference the focus will be on the developments and efforts in Aruba in regards to the transition of energy and climate. There will be various presentations about ongoing proyects and the opportunity to talk about where Aruba stands and where Aruba will be going in the transition of climate and energy in the future.

Aruba will also showcase other proyects like Eagle LNG, Windpark and HydrogenValley.