26 May 2023News

UN advisor to speak at Bermuda Climate Summit

A senior advisor to the United Nations on how climate change is affecting the world's oceans will be a speaker at the Bermuda Climate Summit.

Suzanne Johnson, who is senior advisor to the UN's Global Compact Ocean Stewardship Coalition, will take part in the conference which takes place on June 26 and 27.

Bermuda’s Deputy Premier, Walter Roban will open the summit on June 26 with a conversation with Jim Nadler, president and CEO of KBRA. Another luncheon keynote will be given by Joshua Rosenberg, chief risk officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York on June 27.

Johnson said: “It will be a pleasure to discuss the UN Global Compact work to advance a more sustainable ocean economy at the Bermuda Climate Summit. I look forward to discussing how ocean industry and finance can help to address the climate and nature crisis with financial service executives, academics and international regulators in attendance at the summit.”

David Hart, CEO of the BDA, said: “We are honoured to have a leading expert like Suzanne Johnson giving a keynote at our Bermuda Climate Summit joining an already impressive line-up. It is sure to be an incredible two days of informative and collaborative discussions not just about climate related challenges, but how Bermuda is the perfect place to create and deliver innovative solutions to the global marketplace.”