May 3, 2023 –THE HAGUE – The Minister of Climate and Energy, Rob Jetten, is making a working visit to Bonaire, Aruba, and Curaçao. The visit focuses on the islands’ climate and energy transition, according to the Dutch Caribbean Government Service.
The working visit begins on Bonaire, where the minister will meet with members of the island’s executive council, the Bonaire Future Forum, and representatives from water and energy companies. The Climate Table Bonaire’s advisory report will also be officially presented to Jetten.
The minister then travels to Aruba, where he will speak with Prime Minister Evelyna Christina Wever-Croes and the government. The visit is also in conjunction with the first Caribbean Climate & Energy Conference organized by Aruba and the Netherlands. During the conference, representatives from Caribbean islands and organizations such as the United Nations will discuss climate change.
The final stop on the working visit is Curaçao, where Jetten will meet with Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas and Ruisandro Cijntje of Economic Development, with whom he will sign an agreement to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the field of sustainable energy.
On the last day of the climate trip, Jetten will visit the gas and oil distributor Curoil and the Aqualectra wind farm. The working visit takes place from May 8 to 17.