Pandemic pushes back Bermuda climate event


The inaugural Bermuda Climate Summit being held by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) and the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) is being postponed.

The invitation-only event, which was due to start on 2 February, is now being pushed back to the Spring due to “global complexities related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic”, said the BDA. The two-day event will now begin on 24 May.

The summit, also supported by rating agency KBRA, will bring together 90 global thought-leaders to share insights and solutions to climate change.

BDA CEO, David Hart said: “After two years of international uncertainty, we are extremely disappointed about having to postpone our February event, but we look forward to meeting safely in person with senior policymakers, leading scientists, NGO-heads, and business leaders during the beautiful month of May to continue collaborations towards the vision that Bermuda is the perfect platform to become the world’s climate risk finance capital.”

The BDA’s Bermuda Risk Summit in March will continue as planned. “Moving forward, both the Bermuda Risk Summit and the Bermuda Climate Summit will be annual, in-person, must-attend events on the business visitor calendar,” said Hart.

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