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PM Davis – First regional leaders’ conference on the impacts of climate change explored differences and issues, towards consensus, and “a united front”

NASSAU, The Bahamas — While addressing the Press Conference after the Closing Ceremony of the Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting in Preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of The Parties 27 (COP 27), on August 17, 2022, Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis said that The Bahamas was pleased to have been able to host that first conference, to ensure that the nations in the region had, at least, the chance to explore what their differences and issues were, and how to best put forward “a united front”. “I am cautiously optimistic of the outcome of these proceedings,” Prime Minister Davis said. “That caution is ‘hoisted’ primarily because (of) what we could expect or not expec...

At November’s COP27 climate conference: “decisions will have significant ramifications for our people and nations” – Prime Minister Davis

NASSAU, The Bahamas – While addressing the Closing Ceremony of the Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting in Preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of The Parties 27 (COP 27), on August 17, 2022, Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis pointed out that the road to COP27 was “not long”. “We have less than three months before we are gathered in Sharm El-Sheikh, and decisions will be made to advance climate action or maintain the status quo,” Prime Minister Davis said at the event held at Baha Mar Convention Centre.  “These decisions will have significant ramifications for our people and nations.”  Also speaking at the Ceremony was Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change and Environmental Matters, Dr. ...

First-ever Conference of Youth on Climate Change opens in The Bahamas

NASSAU, The Bahamas –  With the aim of increasing capacity and facilitating knowledge sharing among young people in the region, The Bahamas opened its inaugural Conference of Youth on Climate Change, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at the University of The Bahamas. The three-day event is organized by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with various stakeholders on the theme: ‘One Ocean. One Climate. One Future. Our Collective Pathway to COP27 – Centering Caribbean Youth in Climate Action.’ Bradley Watson and Maya Delaney, the first Youth Climate Ambassadors for The Bahamas, attended the opening ceremony. Participants included the Hon. Mario Bowleg, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture; the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Traini...

Bahamas delegates to UN Oceans Conference meet with Waitt Foundation

LISBON, Portugal — The Bahamas Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources delegation to the United Nations Oceans Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, June 27 to July 1, held a bilateral meeting with Ted Waitt (pictured third right), and the Waitt Foundation, in efforts to extend the Foundation’s reach in The Bahamas and build capacity among Bahamians. Among topics discussed were initiatives to make environmental stewardship more relatable to all. The Waitt Foundation partners with governments and stakeholders to create and implement sustainable ocean plans to benefit communities, the economy, and the environment.

Minister Miller gives voice to marine threats at the United Nations Oceans Conference

LISBON, Portugal — Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources, The Hon. Vaughn Miller along with the Minister of State, the Hon. Basil McIntosh; Mr. Jerome Fitzgerald, Senior Policy Advisor, OPM; Dr. Rhianna Neely-Murphy, Director, DEPP; Ms. Roshelle Newbold, Special Advisor on Climate Change and Environmental Matters, OPM; and Director Melony McKenzie, DEHS, are attending the United Nations Oceans Conference which is presently being held in Lisbon, Portugal, June 27 to July 1.  The conference, hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, seeks to propel science-based innovative solutions to start a new chapter of global ocean action. Under the theme ‘Save Our Ocean, Protect Our Future,’ Minister Miller added his voice to the clarion call in the Altice Are...

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (DEHS) WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY FUN-RUN WALK

Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Philip Davis has deemed the month of June World Environment Month for the Bahamas. World Environment Day is recognized annually, and this year was observed on June 11, 2022. The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources’ Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), commemorated World Environment Day with a FUN-RUN WALK on June 11, 2022. The walk commenced and concluded at Goodman’s Bay. DEHS’ Director Melony McKenzie said that the Fun-Run Walk was one of this month’s activities which was aimed to highlight the environment and to inspire us to live sustainably with the environment. She said that the walk was not about competition but to encourage being one with nature. The event was supported by the general public, DEHS staff, Public Hospital Autho...