First Caribbean climate and energy conference in Aruba

ORANJESTAD - The Government of Aruba is pleased to announce the first Caribbean Climate & Energy Conference (CCEC) held on May 10-11-12, 2023, in Aruba.

Due to the vulnerability of small islands to climate change and the adverse effects experienced, Aruba and the Netherlands deemed it necessary to promote cooperation on climate action among the world's small islands by holding the first conference on this topic here in Aruba.

The government's vision is to switch to sustainable energy. We are currently at 17% renewable energy and should be 35% in 2024 and 50% in 2050. Only in this way can Aruba help limit global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius.

At the invitation of Prime Minister Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes and the Minister of Climate and Energy of the Netherlands, Mr. Rob Jetten, representatives of regional Caribbean islands, Pacific state islands, relevant parties, UN organizations, and knowledge and financial institutions will come together at this conference.



The first day of the conference focuses on the climate and energy transition within the Dutch Kingdom. They will address relevant issues related to cooperation toward the Paris 2050 climate targets. The first day counts the participation of Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, and the Netherlands. On the first day of the conference, Aruba will sign an agreement with the Netherlands in which the Netherlands will assist Aruba in finding funds to enable the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

2. International

The second day of the conference is for international orientation. After this orientation, a panel from different countries and organizations will discuss climate actions needed for all islands of the world. The primary goal is to share best practices and raise awareness about the actions taken on each island and how effective cooperation between the islands can be.

Participating countries are Spain, Mexico, Marshall Islands, Grenada, Suriname, Panama, Belize, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Saba, Curacao, and Bonaire.

3. Aruba

On the last day of the conference, the focus will be on the developments and efforts in Aruba concerning the transition of energy and climate. There will be several presentations on the ongoing developments and an opportunity to talk about what Aruba is currently doing and where it is going concerning climate and energy transition in the future. Aruba will highlight projects such as Eagle LNG, Windpark, and HydrogenValley.

 All participants will visit different climate and energy project locations.

For more information, contact CCEC at or or visit

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