Bermuda at COP26
Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, the Honourable Walter Roban, JP, MP, represented Bermuda at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
On COP26 Nature Day, in the UK Pavilion, the highlight of Bermuda’s involvement in COP26 was held. Minister Roban led an event entitled “Our Vision for Healthy Oceans” that was thematically focused on raising awareness, protecting our oceans and how the Overseas Territories are taking action against climate change. Also featured throughout the day will be a video collaboration of all the Overseas Territories.
Reiterating the need to address climate change to those in attendance, Minister Roban said, “Governments of the UK’s Overseas Territories are custodians of internationally important habitats which span the globe; from the Antarctic to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. All Territories are on the front line of the impact of climate change as vulnerable small island states. Overseas Territory Governments are at the forefront of work on renewable energy, nature-based solutions; adaptation and resilience, ocean protection, and climate finance.”
“Together, the UK Territories represent the world’s fifth-largest marine estate and over 90% of the UK’s biodiversity. We are vital to the UK meeting its pledge by 2030 to protect 30% of the world’s oceans.”
The full event was live-streamed and is available to view on the UK Government’s Youtube Channel.
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