Climate-related risks that are derived from climate change affect the global financial system. Extreme weather events and their intensity are placing significant stress on financial institutions, societies, and natural systems, and together we must be prepared to -financially- face them.
The First Session of the Curaçao Climate Change Platform was co-hosted by the CBCS on May 10 and 11, 2022, to deepen the awareness on this urgent matter.
Program May 10, 2022
14:00 Official opening
14:15 Establishment of the Curaçao Climate Change Platform - Mr. Charles Cooper, Minister of Transport, Traffic & Urban Planning
14:30 Keynote Speech: Climate change opportunities for Curaçao - Mr. Richinel Bulbaai, University of Curaçao
15:15 Keynote Speech: Climate change: Implications for the financial sector - Mr. Richard Doornbosch, Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (Speech) (Slides)
16:30 Climate change industry - Mrs. Jessica Russel-Lucasius, Living Lab Refineria di Korsou
17:00 Objectives of the Curaçao Climate Change Platform - Mr. Albert Martis, Meteorological Department Curaçao
18:00 Network reception
Program May 11, 2022
08:30 Realizing a circular economy through cooperation between education and private sector - Mr. Ivo Kothman, Saxion Hogeschool
09:00 Water management strategy for Curaçao - Mrs. Pédzi Flores-Girigori, Commission for Integrated Water Resource Management Curaçao
09:30 Climate change projects: Programs and Fund Availability - Mrs. Vanessa Toré, Ministery of Economic Development
10:30 Establishment of the Technical Commissions - Mr. Albert Martis & Mrs. Pédzi Flores-Girigori, Meteorological Department Curaçao
12:00 Closing remarks and date Second Session