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Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis leads climate resilience talks in Turks and Caicos Islands

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be held on May 24-25, 2017 in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Planning and Development will represent in her capacity as Governor for Trinidad and Tobago along with Permanent Secretary Mrs. Joanne Deoraj and a Ministry support team.

Minster Robinson-Regis will be participating in a panel discussion entitled: “Towards a new Climate Resilience Strategy.” The objectives of this discussion are to:

  • Provide an overview of the Region’s progress to date in addressing the climate challenge;
  • Discuss CDB’s contributions, based on Climate Resilience Strategy (CRS) 2012 -2017 and key issues for CRS Update 2017 – 23;
  • Give panellists the opportunity to discuss Nationally  Determined Contributions (NDCs) from the perspectives of their own priorities, implications, trade-offs, and realities of these goals; and to
  • Highlight areas of alignment by borrowing member countries’ NDCs with a proposed CDB Climate Strategy Update.

Approximately 500 delegates are expected to attend the Meeting, which will take place May 24 and 25, 2017. Participants will include Ministers and Government officials, private sector representatives, members of civil society and academia, and media. The flagship event will highlight the impact of the Bank’s investments in its 19 borrowing member countries (BMCs) of which Trinidad and Tobago is a key member. In addition, stakeholders will take part in strategic discussions on resolving some of the Caribbean Region’s most pressing economic and social development issues.
 
This year's Meeting will embrace the concepts of integration, trade and economic growth into the Climate Resilience theme which is built on a platform of transforming the Caribbean economies to meet the challenges of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
 
Further details on the meeting can be accessed via: http://www.caribank.org/