News Release HAMILTON, Bermuda Another busy day for the Premier and Minister of Finance, David Burt, who spoke at the Island Innovation and Climate Action Summit’s Island of Hope at COP28 earlier this week.

Premier Burt and Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Walter Roban are currently in the UAE participating in the United Nations COP28, the most important environmental global gathering of the year. The Premier is also participating in regional economic events.

The day’s event brought together key global representatives from Small Island States and climate-vulnerable regions to discuss climate adaption, resilience and ecosystem restoration.  

The Premier was among several industry experts who spent the day sharing inspirational stories, transferable solutions, capacity building strategies and examples of best practices to an audience of regional and international stakeholders from governments, NGOs, academia, business and finance.  

In an impactful keynote address, Premier Burt shared that Bermuda has been “proactive in its fight to protect and preserve our socio-economic systems”.

The Premier said, “Bermuda is being recognized globally for developing blue economy programmes, leveraging local renewable energy opportunities, and collaborating with other international partners to identify new pathways towards resilience-building. Today was an opportunity for me to expand on our innovative and pioneering leadership in the global fight against climate change.”

The Premier also participated in regional media engagement today and conducted an interview with Insure TV. The Premier’s full keynote address at the Island of Hope at COP28 is attached.

The Premier returns to Bermuda on December 7. The Deputy Premier returns to the island on December 10.