US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry recently returned from The Bahamas after meeting with Caribbean leaders. Top of the agenda: Addressing the climate crisis. Caribbean efforts to protect the region faces severe financial and infrastructure challenges and the United States stands ready to help, knowing that working together is the best path forward.

The Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030) announced by US Vice President Kamala Harris is one example, and the Atlantic Council is excited to launch a new working group dedicated to building a roadmap that supports PACC 2030’s implementation.

Join the Caribbean Initiative at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Monday, February 27, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET, for a public virtual discussion on how Caribbean countries can work with allies to build sustainable and resilient economies in the face of the climate crisis.


Barbara Feinstein
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Caribbean Affairs and Haiti
US Department of State

H.E. Noel Lynch
Ambassador of Barbados to the United States

Robert Le Hunte
Executive Director, Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago
Inter-American Development Bank

Muhammad Abdullah
Vice President, Caribbean
Coca Cola

Jason Marczak
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Melanie Chen
Board Member; Founder, Caribbean Initiative
Atlantic Council

Wazim Mowla
Associate Director, Caribbean Initiative, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.