A climate change solutions driven video competition entitled ‘A Day with the Governor’ has been launched for students in the territory which will allow the winner to give input on how the BVI can help to address global warming and climate change.
The Office of the Governor made the announcement on Tuesday October 12, stating that it was the Governor John Rankin who launched the video competition which will be for students aged 12 to 17.
“The competition will coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference, ‘COP26,’ which will be hosted in Glasgow, United Kingdom from November 1 to 12 and will bring leaders from across the world to discuss climate change solutions. It follows the 16th Conference of Youth, COY16, at Strathclyde University from 28th -30th October,” the Governor’s Office stated.
Governor Rankin said he hoped the initiative encourages conversations among young people and allows them to consider the impact climate change will continue to have on the territory and come up with innovative and viable solutions.
He said, “Our young people have the power to spark the much-needed changes that can help to combat climate change not only in BVI, but the world. Now, more than ever, we have to find ways to mitigate the effects of global warming and climate change so that our young people can inherit a world that truly benefits them.”
To participate in the competition, students in the Virgin Islands are invited to submit a 90-second video using one of the following prompts:
– Why is tackling climate change important for BVI?
– What can I do to stop climate change?
– What are some solutions to climate change?
The winner of the ‘A Day with the Governor’ initiative will accompany the Governor and the Minister of Natural Resources to view local Climate Change programmes and consider what more the BVI can do to address global warming and climate change.
To register, email the Office of the Governor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 468-3501. The deadline for the submission of videos for the competition is October 31.