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CDB to hold energy seminar at 52nd annual meeting

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REGIONAL AND international leaders will focus on energy security and energy transition, when they meet for the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB’s) 52nd annual meeting next month.

The high level meeting is scheduled to take place from June 1-16.

The discussion on energy takes place on June 3, during the CDB meeting, which will be held both virtually and in person in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The energy seminar is titled “What do the global sustainable development and net-zero agendas mean for the Caribbean energy transition.”

According to a news release from the CDB, the energy seminar will feature perspectives from government ministers and officials from regional and international renewable energy agencies.

In light of a global thrust to reduce the carbon emissions and slow down climate change, the seminar will examine the challenges and opportunities facing the region.

Director General of the International Renewable energy Agency, Francesco La Camera will deliver a keynote address at the June 3 seminar. The CDB’s 52nd Annual meeting will be held under the theme “Measure better to target better: Adaptation and resilience reflect the Bank’s trust to promote greater use of knowledge- based decision making to anticipate and address the region’s economic and environmental challenges.”

On the first day of the meeting on June 1, participants will discuss “regional food security: streamlining logistics to bring products to market.

This seminar on June 1 will focus on “improving connectivity to achieve regional food security.”