Bahamas Youth Climate Conference


The Office of the Prime Minister is hosting the Bahamas Youth Climate Conference this week at the University of The Bahamas. The two day event is being held under the theme ‘Driving Climate Action: A Golden Opportunity For Youth Empowerment’.

Minister of Agriculture, Marine Sciences and Family Island Affairs, the Hon. Clay Sweeting attended the event and spoke to ZNS News on the sidelines. He said, “its important that we educate our youth. And to be here to this conference to see how excited they are to speak about climate change and about how it affects not just where we are because we’re a small island developing state but also how it involves agriculture and how we can work together to combat climate change in different ways.”

Special Climate Change Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister Rochelle Newbold said, “what we need is every member on the planet, every country on the planet to work in unity to address this cause that’s the only way we’re gonna be able to adjust to the issues and the changing environment. If the whole world stopped today we would still have residual impacts that we would have to adjust to in the years to come.”

There are over one hundred students from across the country attending the conference. The event end on Friday July 14th.