Environmental groups partner with BUEI for second youth climate summit
A host of environmentally focused NGOs have partnered with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute to support its upcoming Youth Climate Summit.
The event aims to have young people engage with experts and activists about the importance of climate change and discuss how they can play a role in global sustainability.
The summit, to be held at BUEI on November 25, will include an environmental showcase where representatives from local environmental organisations and supporting partners engage directly with students about their own roles.
The presentations aim to help participants to identify potential resources and collaboration opportunities which will help to inform their own action plans.
Returning partners include Keep Bermuda Beautiful, the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme, Guardians of the Reef, the Bermuda Zoological Society, Waterstart, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, the Bermuda National Trust, Greenrock, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce and Beyond Plastic.
New to the environmental showcase this year are Raleigh international and Nonsuch Island Expedition.
Karla Lacey, chief executive of BUEI, said: “Bringing all partners together provides an ideal opportunity for summit participants to directly engage with organisations dedicated to environmental sustainability, conservation and climate-related issues whether directly or by providing support and funding.
“It received the highest engagement scores last year and its impact was mentioned by all who participated.”